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dc.contributor.authorWang, Ye
Gawedzinski, John
Pawlowski, Michal E.
Tkaczyk, Tomasz S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-27T17:33:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-27T17:33:27Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Wang, Ye, Gawedzinski, John, Pawlowski, Michal E., et al.. "3D printed fiber optic faceplates by custom controlled fused deposition modeling." Optics Express, 26, no. 12 (2018) 15362-15376. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.015362.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/102730
dc.description.abstract A 3D printing technique for manufacturing air-clad coherent fiber optic faceplates is presented. The custom G-code programming is implemented on a fused deposition modeling (FDM) desktop printer to additively draw optical fibers using high-transparency thermoplastic filaments. The 3D printed faceplate consists of 20000 fibers and achieves spatial resolution 1.78 LP/mm. Transmission loss and crosstalk are characterized and compared among the faceplates printed from four kinds of transparent filaments as well as different faceplate thicknesses. The printing temperature is verified by testing the transmission of the faceplates printed under different temperatures. Compared with the conventional stack-and-draw fabrication, the FDM 3D printing technique simplifies the fabrication procedure. The ability to draw fibers with arbitrary organization, structure and overall shape provides additional degree of freedom to opto-mechanical design. Our results indicate a promising capability of 3D printing as the manufacturing technology for fiber optical devices.
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dc.title 3D printed fiber optic faceplates by custom controlled fused deposition modeling
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Optics Express
dc.citation.volumeNumber 26
dc.citation.issueNumber 12
dc.identifier.digital oe-26-12-15362
dc.contributor.publisher Optical Society of America
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.015362
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 15362
dc.citation.lastpage 15376


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