Cleaving of PMMA Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibers with 3- and 4-Ring Hexagonal Cladding Structures

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dc.contributor.author Antón Guijarro, Rubén
dc.contributor.author Tapetado Moraleda, Alberto
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Montero, David Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Vázquez García, María Carmen
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-01T09:33:02Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-01T09:33:02Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Guijarro, R., Tapetado, A., Sánchez Montero, D., & Vázquez, C. (2021). Cleaving of PMMA Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibers with 3- and 4-Ring Hexagonal Cladding Structures. Polymers, 13(9), 1366.
dc.identifier.issn 2073-4360
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34267
dc.description.abstract The cleaving of a novel microstructured polymer optical fiber (mPOF) to obtain an acceptable connectorized fiber end-face is studied. The effect of the blade temperature and the speed of the cutting blade on the end-face is qualitatively assessed. Recently manufactured mPOFs with air-structured 3- and 4-ring hexagonal-like hole cladding structures with outer fiber diameters of around 250 μm are employed. Good quality end-faces can be obtained by cleaving mPOF fibers at room temperature for blade temperatures within the range 60–80 °C and at a low blade speed at 0.5 mm/s. The importance of the blade surface quality is also addressed, being a critical condition for obtaining satisfactory mPOF end-faces after cleaving. From our experiments, up to four fiber cuts with the same razor blade and blade surface can be carried out with acceptable and similar fiber end-face results.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades and Comunidad de Madrid under grants RTI2018-094669-B-C32 and P2018/NMT-4326, respectively, and FSE.
dc.format.extent 15
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2021 by the authors.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Microstructured polymer optical fiber (Mpof)
dc.subject.other Fiber cleaving
dc.subject.other Mpof connectorization
dc.subject.other Mpof handling
dc.subject.other Mpofs for sensing
dc.title Cleaving of PMMA Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibers with 3- and 4-Ring Hexagonal Cladding Structures
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Electrónica
dc.subject.eciencia Materiales
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13091366
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RTI2018-094669-B-C32
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. P2018/NMT-4326
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 9
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 15
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Polymers
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 13
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028652
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (España)
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