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24 October 2017 Fabrication of micro/nano optical fiber by mechano-electrospinning
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Proceedings Volume 10460, AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics; 104601P (2017)
Event: Applied Optics and Photonics China (AOPC2017), 2017, Beijing, China
We study a novel fabrication method of micro/nano optical fiber by mechano-electrospinning (MES) direct-written technology. MES process is able to precisely manipulate the position and diameter of the electro-spun micro/nano fiber by adjusting the mechanical drawing force, which through changing the speed of motion stage (substrate). By adjusting the substrate speed, the nozzle-to-substrate distance and the applied voltage, the poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) micro/nano optical fibers (MNOF) with controlled diameter are obtained and the tapered MNOF are fabricated by continuously changing the substrate speed. The transmission characteristics of PMMA micro/nano fiber is experimentally demonstrated, and a PMMA micro/nano fiber based refractive index sensor is designed. Our works shows the new fabrication method of MNOF by MES has the potential in the field of light mode conversion, optical waveguide coupling, refractive index detection and new micro/nano optical fiber components.
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Qinnan Chen, Dezhi Wu, Zhe Yu, Xuecui Mei, Ke Fang, and Daoheng Sun "Fabrication of micro/nano optical fiber by mechano-electrospinning", Proc. SPIE 10460, AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics, 104601P (24 October 2017);

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