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.

Michel, Y.P., Lucci, M., Casalboni, M., Steglich, P., & Schrader, S. (2015). Mechanical characterisation of the four most used coating materials for optical fibres. In PHOTOPTICS 2015 - 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, Proceedings (pp.96-102). SciTePress.

Mechanical characterisation of the four most used coating materials for optical fibres

LUCCI, MASSIMILIANO;CASALBONI, MAURO;
2015

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.
3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, PHOTOPTICS 2015
deu
2015
Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)
Rilevanza internazionale
contributo
Settore ING-IND/22 - Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali
Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia
English
Attenuation; Coating materials; Fibre optics; Nanoindentation; Young's modulus; Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Intervento a convegno
Michel, Y.P., Lucci, M., Casalboni, M., Steglich, P., & Schrader, S. (2015). Mechanical characterisation of the four most used coating materials for optical fibres. In PHOTOPTICS 2015 - 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, Proceedings (pp.96-102). SciTePress.
Michel, Y; Lucci, M; Casalboni, M; Steglich, P; Schrader, S
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