UV Laser Cleaving of Air-polymer Structured Fibre

Date

2002

Authors

Canning, J
Buckley, E
Groothoff, N
Luther-Davies, Barry
Zagari, J

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Elsevier

Abstract

The demonstration of ultraviolet (UV) laser ablation technique for cleaving of air-polymer structure (APF) fiber was presented. ArF exciplex laser with an unstable resonator cavity with pulse-to-pulse intensity fluctuations was used for the study. The thermal diffusion time across a 200 μm diameter was observed to be 500 ms. The polymer waveguide technology necessitates resolution of subsequent more complex and challenging technical issues.

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Keywords: Irradiation; Laser ablation; Optical resolving power; Optical waveguides; Polymethyl methacrylates; Thermal effects; Ultraviolet radiation; Air-polymer structured (APS) fibers; Optical fibers

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Source

Optics Communications

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1016/S0030-4018(01)01727-8

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2037-12-31