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Technology of Polymer Microtips’ Manufacturing on the Ends of Multi-Mode Optical Fibers

Institute of Applied Physics, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, 2 gen. S. Kaliskiego St., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
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Materials 2020, 13(2), 416; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020416
Received: 19 December 2019 / Revised: 6 January 2020 / Accepted: 12 January 2020 / Published: 16 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Photonic Sensors)
The technology of polymer microtips’ manufacturing on the ends of selected multi-mode fibers has been reported. The study’s key element was an extended description of technology parameters’ influence on the shape of these 3D microstructures. Basic technology parameters such as spectral characteristics of the light source, monomer mixture type, optical power, and exposure time were taken under consideration. Depending on those parameters, different shapes, sizes, and surface structures of microtips were obtained. The spectral characteristics of the light and optical power delivered to a monomer drop were identified as the most important parameters for the formation of the desired 3D shape of the microtip. Presented experimental results are the base for further studies directed to the application of these micro-elements in the fields of optical measurements and sensors’ technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical fiber microtip; photopolymerization; material properties; fiber optic element technology optical fiber microtip; photopolymerization; material properties; fiber optic element technology
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Żuchowska (Chruściel), M.; Marć, P.; Jakubowska, I.; Jaroszewicz, L.R. Technology of Polymer Microtips’ Manufacturing on the Ends of Multi-Mode Optical Fibers. Materials 2020, 13, 416.

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