Mechanical Characterisation of the Four Most Used Coating Materials for Optical Fibres

Yazmin Padilla Michel, Massimiliano Lucci, Mauro Casalboni, Patrick Steglich, Sigurd Schrader

Abstract

Optical multimode fibres have a wide variety of applications ranging from industrial to medical use. Therefore, even if they are just used as waveguides or sensors, it is important to characterise the whole fingerprint, including the optical and mechanical properties of such fibres. Since the stiffness/elasticity of a material could influence the optical output of a fibre due to micro-bendings, in this paper we report the calculated Young’s Modulus of acrylate, fluorinated acrylate, polyimide and silicone, which are the four most used coating materials for such optical components. The results demonstrate that Young’s Modulus does have an impact on the attenuation of propagating light along the optical fibre. However, the refractive index of the coating materials still has a significant impact on the performance of optical fibres.

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Padilla Michel Y., Lucci M., Casalboni M., Steglich P. and Schrader S. (2015). Mechanical Characterisation of the Four Most Used Coating Materials for Optical Fibres . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-092-5, pages 96-102. DOI: 10.5220/0005336700960102


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics15,
author={Yazmin Padilla Michel and Massimiliano Lucci and Mauro Casalboni and Patrick Steglich and Sigurd Schrader},
title={Mechanical Characterisation of the Four Most Used Coating Materials for Optical Fibres},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2015},
pages={96-102},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005336700960102},
isbn={978-989-758-092-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Mechanical Characterisation of the Four Most Used Coating Materials for Optical Fibres
SN - 978-989-758-092-5
AU - Padilla Michel Y.
AU - Lucci M.
AU - Casalboni M.
AU - Steglich P.
AU - Schrader S.
PY - 2015
SP - 96
EP - 102
DO - 10.5220/0005336700960102