Chemical and photo-chemical bonding of polymer and silica fibers

Miłosz Chychłowski, Sławomir Ertman, Tomasz R. Woliński

Abstract


In this paper we present a permanent way of connecting two different fiber types. The one of them is a novel fiber based on polymer as a main construction material, with a build-in photonic structure in its cladding. Second type is a typical silica single-mode fiber. Due to differences of base materials thermal bonding is impossible in order to keep both structures intact. However, chemical bonding by using appropriate materials can connect two types of fibers without disturbing their inner structures. Additional advantage of the proposed chemical “splicing” method is that adhesive can act as index matching material decreasing losses.

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Photonics Letters of Poland - A Publication of the Photonics Society of Poland
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