Technology of producing polimeric optical fibers

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Technology of producing polimeric optical fibers

Development of ICT systems based on optical fibres technology requires to ensure high capacities and adequate quality of services. Therefore it is highly advisable to implement new solutions and technologies that will enhance data transmission within transmission systems. In order to face up these challenges, parameters of optical fibres should be continuously improved. One of the development directions covers microstructural polymer optical fibres, that ought to characterize in: low attenuation of the optic signal and decent mechanical parameters of the optical fibres.

Thanks to many years of experience, our research team managed to elaborate new solutions related to optical fibres technologies. We offer a technology applied to manufacturing of microstructural polymer optical fibres that encompasses a unique polymer composition for production of optical fibres, a spindle for polishing internal holes in the preform and a method of obtaining metalized optical fibres.

Our polymer composition enables to fabricate microstructural optical fibres with improved optical and mechanical parameters. The polymer composition provides low attenuation that can be additionally reduced when applying a special type of polishing of holes in preform, prior to drawing the optical fibres. Moreover, a PMMA composite of extraordinary properties, ensuring the lowest material losses and, simultaneously, fine processing parameters of the fabricated polymer, is used in the manufacturing process of optical fibres. In addition, we have elaborated the technology of optical fibres metallization, which guarantees homogenous metallic layers of constant thickness, covering long sections of the optical fibres. A feature of this method, considered ultimately advantageous, is an opportunity to conduct metallization in standard environmental conditions and thus the entire process is far simpler.

Manufacturing of optical fibres for applications in telecom and ICT industries, optical as well as optic and electronic systems, medical diagnostics and various types of sensor devices.

Posted by Wrocławskie Centrum Badań EIT+, Posted on 23.05.2016