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|Title:||Bragg Gratings Inscribed in Solid-Core Microstructured Single-Mode Polymer Optical Fiber Drawn From a 3D-Printed Polycarbonate Preform||Authors:||Zubel, Michal G.
Woyessa, Getinet Taffesse
Leal-Junior, Arnaldo Gomes
Marques, Carlos Alberto F.
Rasmussen, Henrik K.
Pontes, Maria José
|Major Field of Science:||Engineering and Technology||Field Category:||Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering||Keywords:||Optical fibers;Preforms;Optical fiber sensors;Printing;Bragg gratings;Polymers;Fiber optics sensors;Fiber Bragg gratings;Microstructured fibers;Fiber characterization;Additive layer manufacturing;3D printing;Fused deposition modeling||Issue Date:||1-Nov-2020||Source:||IEEE Sensors Journal, 2020, vol. 20, no. 21, pp. 12744-12757||Volume:||20||Issue:||21||Start page:||12744||End page:||12757||Journal:||IEEE Sensors Journal||Abstract:||This paper reports the first microstructured solid-core fiber drawn from a 3D-printed preform and the first fiber Bragg gratings inscribed in a fiber of this type. The presented fiber is made of polycarbonate and displays single-mode behavior. The fiber attenuation was the lowest reported so far for a POF drawn from a 3D-printed preform across a broad range of wavelengths. In addition, extensive fiber characterization results are presented and discussed including: fiber attenuation, mode simulations, dynamic thermomechanical analysis and thermo-optic coefficient. Fiber Bragg gratings are successfully inscribed in the produced fiber using three different lasers: a continuous wave helium-cadmium laser, a pulsed femtosecond frequency doubled ytterbium laser and ultra-violet nanosecond krypton fluoride laser. Mechanical testing of the fiber showed that the 3D printing approach did not introduce any unexpected or undesirable characteristics.||URI:||https://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/19444||ISSN:||1558-1748||DOI:||10.1109/JSEN.2020.3003469||Rights:||© IEEE
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|Type:||Article||Affiliation :||Aston University
Technical University of Denmark
Universitat Politècnica de València
Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo
Cyprus University of Technology
Universidade de Aveiro
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