Benchtop Mini Preform Fabrication for Specialty Optical Fibers

W. J. Lai, L. Zhang, V. J. J. Yeo, D. J. M. Ho, C. H. Tse

Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a benchtop version of the mini preform and hence short length fiber fabrication system. The system is compact, low cost, fast and flexible compared to the standard fabrication systems. We mimic the recipe used in standard Modified Chemical Vapour Deposition (MCVD) preform fabrication process. Incorporating with solution doping technique, we have fabricated several short length rare earth doped silica fibers, including Ytterbium and Erbium. The results obtained serve as a good indication on the composition of the rare earth elements to be used in the standard processes. The technique is promising and suitable for rapid specialty optical fiber prototyping.

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in Harvard Style

Lai W., Zhang L., Yeo V., Ho D. and Tse C. (2018). Benchtop Mini Preform Fabrication for Specialty Optical Fibers.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-286-8, pages 185-189. DOI: 10.5220/0006614101850189


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics18,
author={W. J. Lai and L. Zhang and V. J. J. Yeo and D. J. M. Ho and C. H. Tse},
title={Benchtop Mini Preform Fabrication for Specialty Optical Fibers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2018},
pages={185-189},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006614101850189},
isbn={978-989-758-286-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Benchtop Mini Preform Fabrication for Specialty Optical Fibers
SN - 978-989-758-286-8
AU - Lai W.
AU - Zhang L.
AU - Yeo V.
AU - Ho D.
AU - Tse C.
PY - 2018
SP - 185
EP - 189
DO - 10.5220/0006614101850189