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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 5838–5852

Drawing of the hollow all-polymer Bragg fibers

Elio Pone, Charles Dubois, Ning Guo, Yan Gao, Alexandre Dupuis, Francis Boismenu, Suzanne Lacroix, and Maksim Skorobogatiy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 5838-5852 (2006)

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Drawing of the hollow all-polymer Bragg fibers based on PMMA/PS and PVDF/PC materials combinations are demonstrated. Hole collapse during drawing effects the uniformity of a photonic crystal reflector in the resultant fiber. We first investigate how the hole collapse effects fiber transmission properties. We then present modelling of fluid dynamics of hollow multilayer polymer fiber drawing. Particularly, hole collapse during drawing and layer thickness non-uniformity are investigated as a function of draw temperature, draw ratio, feeding speed, core pressurization and mismatch of material properties in a multilayer. Both the newtonian and generalized newtonian cases are considered assuming slender geometries.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Elio Pone, Charles Dubois, Ning Gu, Yan Gao, Alexandre Dupuis, Francis Boismenu, Suzanne Lacroix, and Maksim Skorobogatiy, "Drawing of the hollow all-polymer Bragg fibers," Opt. Express 14, 5838-5852 (2006)

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