We report on use of billet extrusion for the first time to fabricate microstructured polymer optical fiber preforms. The shape and relative size of the air holes in the preform is preserved during fiber drawing.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, T. Monro, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, and M. J. Large, " Extruded Polymer Preforms for High-NA Polymer Microstructured Fiber," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OThH4.
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