Direct UV written optical waveguides in flexible glass flat fiber chips

Adikan, Faisal Rafiq Mahamd and Sandoghchi, S.R. and Yi, C.W. and Simpson, R.E. and Mahdi, M.A. and Webb, A.S. and Gates, J.C. and Holmes, C. (2012) Direct UV written optical waveguides in flexible glass flat fiber chips. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 18 (5). pp. 1534-1539. ISSN 1077-260X,

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A glass-based substrate technology that fills the gap between a truly flexible extended length distributed sensor medium and the multifunctionality of optical chips is demonstrated. Flat fiber chips will open further degrees of freedom to control the behavior of light via mechanical manipulation. A flexible flat format will also allow straightforward incorporation into smart structures. Coupled with low manufacturing costs, these flexichips can also be a key enabler to disposable high-end sensing devices or fully distributed point sensors. In this study, Bragg gratings were used to demonstrate the optical flatness of the flat fiber core layer. Furthermore, the effective index values obtained from the grating experiment were input into a dynamic model, subsequently proving the influence of the dumbbell-shaped flat fiber cross section on the resultant UV written waveguides. Evanescent field sensing was also demonstrated by adopting a stepped Bragg approach.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Adikan, Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Sandoghchi, Seyed Reza Yi, Chong Wu Simpson, Robert Edward Mahdi, Mohd Adzir Webb, Andrew Simon Gates, James Christopher Holmes, Christopher
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated optics optical design and fabrication sensors photosensitivity fabrication
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 03:41
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 02:14

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