All fiber N × N fused tapered plastic optical fiber (POF) power splitters for photodynamic therapy applications

Yoonseob Jeong, Sangchul Bae, Kyunghwan Oh

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Abstract

We fabricated various types of plastic optical fiber (POF) fused taper N × N splitters (N = 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, 30, and 60). Inert gas was electrically heated and injected through a nozzle to provide an oxygen-free hot zone to process PMMA POF fused taper. The devices showed unique splitting characteristic to provide a dominant direct output port along with N - 1 weakly coupled output ports, which might have a significant potential in photodynamic therapy applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e273-e275
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Volume9
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 1

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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