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

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Show simple item record Antón Guijarro, Rubén Tapetado Moraleda, Alberto Sánchez Montero, David Ricardo Vázquez García, María Carmen 2022-03-01T09:33:02Z 2022-03-01T09:33:02Z 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.
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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.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
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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)
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Displays y Aplicaciones Fotónicas
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