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Development of large core microstructured polymer optical fiber
Author(s): Adam Filipkowski; Dariusz Pysz; Pawel Gdula; Katrin Welikow; Krzysztof Harasny; Andrew J. Waddie; Krzysztof Borzycki; Arno Kraft; Ryszard Piramidowicz; Ryszard Stepien; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Ryszard Buczynski
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report the in-house synthesis of optical grade PMMA suitable for fiber development and fabrication of a large core micro-structured polymer optical fiber (mPOF). We have designed an mPOF with a core area of 580 μm2 and single mode performance at a wavelength of 650 nm. The photonic cladding is composed of 3 rings of air holes with a filling factor of 0.58 ensuring in practice a single mode performance at the design wavelength of 650 nm. The designed mPOF fiber was fabricated using the stack and draw technique, however some deformation of the structure of the photonic cladding has been observed during final stage of fiber drawing. The influence of this development imperfection on the overall fiber performance has been modeled. Finally the optical properties of the fabricated fiber were measured and a comparison between these and the modeled properties was made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8426, Microstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres, 842616 (25 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922845
Show Author Affiliations
Adam Filipkowski, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Dariusz Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Pawel Gdula, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Katrin Welikow, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof Harasny, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Andrew J. Waddie, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Krzysztof Borzycki, National Institute of Telecommunications (Poland)
Arno Kraft, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ryszard Piramidowicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Ryszard Stepien, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ryszard Buczynski, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8426:
Microstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres
Kyriacos Kalli; Alexis Mendez, Editor(s)

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