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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1432–1440

High-quality fiber fabrication in buffered hydrofluoric acid solution with ultrasonic agitation

Nianbing Zhong, Qiang Liao, Xun Zhu, Yongzhong Wang, and Rong Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 7, pp. 1432-1440 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.001432


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Abstract

An etching method for preparing high-quality fiber-optic sensors using a buffered etchant with ultrasonic agitation is proposed. The effects of etching conditions on the etch rate and surface morphology of the etched fibers are investigated. The effect of surface roughness is discussed on the fibers’ optical properties. Linear etching behavior and a smooth fiber surface can be repeatedly obtained by adjusting the ultrasonic power and etchant pH. The fibers’ spectral quality is improved as the ratio of the pit depth to size decreases, and the fibers with smooth surfaces are more sensitive to a bacterial suspension than those with rough surfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2013
Published: February 25, 2013

Citation
Nianbing Zhong, Qiang Liao, Xun Zhu, Yongzhong Wang, and Rong Chen, "High-quality fiber fabrication in buffered hydrofluoric acid solution with ultrasonic agitation," Appl. Opt. 52, 1432-1440 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-7-1432


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