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Large core diameter POF/PCF optical switch using shape memory alloy (SMA) coil actuator for local area network (LAN) system

Bhuiyan, Moinul (2015) Large core diameter POF/PCF optical switch using shape memory alloy (SMA) coil actuator for local area network (LAN) system. Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information, 3 (1). pp. 26-31. ISSN 2301-3745

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The polymer optical fiber (POF) is mostly suitable for house held optical switches because of its large core diameter. A high performance optical switch building process is described. In order to achieve high performance switching and low data loss, we examine different technique while building different parts. Furthermore, we show the comparison of surface roughness of POF/PCF using different processing methodology to minimize the optical insertion loss. This research developed a fiber fixing Jig for Mechanical polishing method, and we discovered that, the Mechanical polishing method able to provide 1/3 (0.08 dB) optical insertion loss than the Mechanical cutting method. Another challenge was to build the main structure of the switch, and how to Seal inside’s matching oil properly. As long as, our target is to build a low-cost switch, we selected an acrylic substrate for the body. Switching speed is less than 0.5 second, and the insertion loss of the fabricated switch is 0.4 to 0.5 dB. The insertion loss is 0.06 to 0.09 dB when using index-matching oil. 

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6801/37165
Uncontrolled Keywords: LAN, POF, PCF, optical switch, SMA coil, mechanical polishing, standby network
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Moinul Bhuiyan
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 12:17
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 16:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37165

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