Abstract

We developed a process based on the self-focusing principle for the fabrication of a photopolymer junction between two optical fibers ends. Photopolymerization is initiated by a green laser light injected in both fibers, whereas a red inactinic beam monitors the coupling ratio between the fibers. This setup is well adapted to the real-time analysis of the junction formation and may be seen as a new tool of investigation of the formation of the self-writing photopolymer elements.

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2008 (2)

S. Jradi, O. Soppera, D. J. Lougnot, "Fabrication of polymer waveguides between two optical fibers using spatially controlled light-induced polymerization," App. Opt. 47, 3987-3993 (2008).

O. Soppera, S. Jradi, D. J. Lougnot, "Photopolymerization with microscale resolution: Influence of the physico-chemical and photonic parameters," J. Pol. Sci. A. 46, 3783-3794 (2008).

2002 (2)

M. Hocine, R. Bachelot, C. Ecoffet, N. Fressengeas, P. Royer, G. Kugel, "End-of-fiber polymer tip: Manufacturing and modeling," Synth. Met. 127, 313-318 (2002).

K. Dorkenoo, O. Crégut, L. Mager, F. Gillot, C. Carré, A. Fort, "Quasi-solitonic behavior of self-written waveguides created by photopolymerization," Opt. Lett. 27, 1782-1784 (2002).

2001 (1)

1998 (1)

T. M. Monro, L. Poladian, C. M. De Sterk, "Analysis of self-written waveguides in photopolymers and photosensitive materials," Phys. Rev. E 57, 1104-1113 (1998).

1996 (1)

1992 (1)

D. J. Lougnot, C. Turck, "Photopolymers for holographic recording. II. Self-developing materials for real-time interferometry," Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 251-259 (1992).

1991 (1)

J. P. Fouassier, E. Chesneau, "Polymerization induced by irradiation wih a visble laser, 4. The system eosin UV-photoinitiator amine," Makromol. Chem. 192, 245-260 (1991).

1985 (1)

C. Decker, A. D. Jenkins, "Kinetic approach of O$_{2}$ inhibition in ultraviolet-induced and laser-induced polymerizations," Macromolecules 18, 1241-1244 (1985).

App. Opt. (1)

S. Jradi, O. Soppera, D. J. Lougnot, "Fabrication of polymer waveguides between two optical fibers using spatially controlled light-induced polymerization," App. Opt. 47, 3987-3993 (2008).

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Pol. Sci. A. (1)

O. Soppera, S. Jradi, D. J. Lougnot, "Photopolymerization with microscale resolution: Influence of the physico-chemical and photonic parameters," J. Pol. Sci. A. 46, 3783-3794 (2008).

Macromolecules (1)

C. Decker, A. D. Jenkins, "Kinetic approach of O$_{2}$ inhibition in ultraviolet-induced and laser-induced polymerizations," Macromolecules 18, 1241-1244 (1985).

Makromol. Chem. (1)

J. P. Fouassier, E. Chesneau, "Polymerization induced by irradiation wih a visble laser, 4. The system eosin UV-photoinitiator amine," Makromol. Chem. 192, 245-260 (1991).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. E (1)

T. M. Monro, L. Poladian, C. M. De Sterk, "Analysis of self-written waveguides in photopolymers and photosensitive materials," Phys. Rev. E 57, 1104-1113 (1998).

Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

D. J. Lougnot, C. Turck, "Photopolymers for holographic recording. II. Self-developing materials for real-time interferometry," Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 251-259 (1992).

Synth. Met. (1)

M. Hocine, R. Bachelot, C. Ecoffet, N. Fressengeas, P. Royer, G. Kugel, "End-of-fiber polymer tip: Manufacturing and modeling," Synth. Met. 127, 313-318 (2002).

Other (1)

R. A. Lessard, "Photopolymer devices: Physics, chemistry, and applications IV," Bellingham USA Int. Society for Optical Engineering, (SPIE Proc. Series) QuébecCanada (1998).

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