Do-it-yourself three-dimensional large core multimode fiber splitters through a consumer-grade 3D printer
Posted on 14.01.2022 - 16:59
We report the design, fabrication and characterization of 3D large core (1 mm) multimode fiber splitters using a low-cost stereolithography 3D printer. The results were accomplished for symmetrical 1 x 2 and 1 x 4 splitters, where the angle between the output arms was varied from 10 to 180º, showing good uniformity between the splitting ratios. Asymmetrical 1 x 2 splitters were also studied to achieve different splitting ratios. This was done by fixing one arm at a specific angle, while varying the other. Results were quite satisfactory, paving the way for simple and customizable manufacturing of passive optical elements.
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Oliveira, Ricardo; Nogueira, Rogerio; Bilro, Lucia (2022): Do-it-yourself three-dimensional large core multimode fiber splitters through a consumer-grade 3D printer. Optica Publishing Group. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5719112.v1
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