Development of Mid-IR Fiber Bundle for Thermal Imaging

Andrea Ventura, Joris Lousteau, Fedia Ben Slimen, Nicholas White, Francesco Poletti

Abstract

We present and discuss the fabrication and characterization of a Mid-Infrared (Mid-IR) transparent flexible bundle based on 1200 fibers whose cores consist of a Ge30As13Se32Te25 chalcogenide glass and the cladding of a Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP). The Mid-IR fiber bundle was manufactured using the stack and draw method. The high index contrast between the glass and the cladding allows for strong field confinement of the well guided modes within the chalcogenide glass core transparent across the Mid-IR. Higher order modes, which could be prone to cross talk, suffered high losses thanks to the high attenuation offered by the polymer cladding. Additionally, the FEP cladding confers the bundle mechanical flexibility. Following a qualitative thermal imaging assessment, we also present and discuss the experimental loss measurements of the fiber bundle and we compare them to values obtained through modelling to conclude on the potential prospect of the manufactured bundle and its possible improvements.

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Ventura A., Lousteau J., Ben Slimen F., White N. and Poletti F. (2018). Development of Mid-IR Fiber Bundle for Thermal Imaging.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-286-8, pages 259-265. DOI: 10.5220/0006639502590265


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics18,
author={Andrea Ventura and Joris Lousteau and Fedia Ben Slimen and Nicholas White and Francesco Poletti},
title={Development of Mid-IR Fiber Bundle for Thermal Imaging},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2018},
pages={259-265},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006639502590265},
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 - Development of Mid-IR Fiber Bundle for Thermal Imaging
SN - 978-989-758-286-8
AU - Ventura A.
AU - Lousteau J.
AU - Ben Slimen F.
AU - White N.
AU - Poletti F.
PY - 2018
SP - 259
EP - 265
DO - 10.5220/0006639502590265