Title: STUDY OF MACRO-BENDING OF POLYMER FIBER IN MULTIMODE POF COUPLERS DEVELOPMENT BY LAPPING TECHNIQUE

Issue Number: Vol. 4, No. 1
Year of Publication: 2014
Page Numbers: 39-47
Authors: L.S. Supian, Mohd Syuhaimi Ab-Rahman, Norhana Arsad, Harry Ramza
Journal Name: International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/p004

Abstract:


An experimental study of coupling efficiency of a circular multimode fiber coupler dependency of radiation from macro-bending is investigated. The study is done by experimental set-up using various radii of circular blocks customized with matching refractive index material. The aim is to provide a considerable explanation on the differences in splitting ratio, excess loss and insertion loss when different bending radii due to radii of circular blocks is applied to the couplers. Other factors that contribute to the characterization of the coupler include fiber diameters and forces exerted upon the two fibers that lapped together forming the coupler developed. The technique used is proven to develop a low-cost coupler using mechanical lapping technique.