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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2983–2988

Multistage Modified Fiber Drawing Process and Related Diameter Measuring System

Shih-Min Chuo, Meng-Hsun Wan, Lon A. Wang, and Jau-Sheng Wang

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 15, pp. 2983-2988 (2009)

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Recent progress on the drawing of micro and nanowires shows the length could only reach several millimeters because of the lack of material feeding mechanism. We report here a multistage modified fiber drawing process which allows a fiber preform to be drawn several times in the heating zone so that the desired diameter of microns and nanometers can be achieved more than 1 m long. Current results show that by this approach the micro/nano optical wires (MNOWs) could be drawn with the length up to 165 cm and the diameter down to 1.9 $\mu$m. A real-time diameter measuring system is also developed to monitor the diameter in situ and hence to optimize our fabrication process.

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Shih-Min Chuo, Meng-Hsun Wan, Lon A. Wang, and Jau-Sheng Wang, "Multistage Modified Fiber Drawing Process and Related Diameter Measuring System," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 2983-2988 (2009)

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