Module for the production and characterization of special fiber-optical components

It enables scaling on microstructural and special optical fibers, joining fibers with a special welding and gluing technique, as well as applying layers to glass surfaces with high reflectivity. The module enables the characterization of optical fiber elements through tests in a wide spectral range, as well as verification of the polarization properties of light. In addition, it enables the production of control systems, including for semiconductor light sources and the development of software for microcontrollers. The module is also equipped with devices and handles adapted to work with optical fibers, made with high accuracy and precision. The described module includes, inter alia: spectrometer, optical microscope, polarizers, welder, cutter, sputtering machine.

Electronic module constituting a set of apparatus for precise electronic and optical measurements

A set of research equipment that meets the highest expectations of scientists and engineers dealing with fiber optic technology. The equipment is selected to ensure the possibility of carrying out the most important and most demanding measurements in areas such as: fiber optic telecommunications, fiber optic distributed sensors, or spectral characterization of passive and active optical elements.

The apparatus allows, among other things, to generate and analyze optical (through modulators) and electrical signals for the DC-30 GHz band, using any given signal waveforms, including chirp, sine or pulse types. The multitude of optical and electrical outputs enables e.g. the characterization of the distortion of an optical pulse after it has passed through any dispersion medium. It is also possible to generate pulses with a very high extinction coefficient, which is particularly important for the analysis of scattering phenomena in optical fibers. The apparatus set is also equipped with a spectrum analyzer with a resolution of 0.04 pm, which enables the characterization of even highly coherent light sources necessary for coherent transmission or coherent distributed sensors. The apparatus is suitable both for examining the characteristics of the signals transmitted in the optical fiber and the scattered signals. This is possible thanks to passive optical components such as circulators, amplifiers and couplers.

Module for studying the morphology and materials as well as the preforms composition to develop the methodology of optical fiber production

The basic function of the equipment is to enable the analysis of the chemical composition of materials, analysis of thermo-chemical processes, determination of the causes of heterogeneity in the preforms and the conditions of thermal decomposition of samples. The apparatus is a fully functional, self-sufficient module to carry out all the necessary analyzes of the fiber preform.

Module for thermal-mechanical micromachining of special optical fibers and optical elements

The module for thermomechanical micromachining of special optical fibers and optical fiber components enables complex manufacturing, testing and processing of special optical components. These processes include preparation of semi-finished products, thermal-mechanical micromachining, measurements of optical and geometric parameters and appropriate protection of the manufactured elements.
This module includes a sub-assembly for the preparation of special optical fibers and components of special optical elements, designed to work in a laboratory with high purity, ensuring:

  • cutting and notching of optical fiber and glass elements
  • carrying out manual operations on special fiber optic elements with increased purity in an inert gas atmosphere
  • precise filling of capillaries with special optical fibers
  • making fiber optic connectors
  • precise polishing of the faces of special fiber optic components

The module also includes a subassembly of thermal micromachining of special optical fibers and special optical fiber components, enabling:

  • narrowing of optical fibers and capillaries with a wide range of external diameters and fill factors
  • sealing of capillaries filled with optical fibers,
  • securing the manufactured optical components with simultaneous measurement of the tension force using thermally and UV-cured binders
  • measurement of the tension force of the protected components
  • possibility of measuring the manufactured optical fiber components by means of the distributed measurement technique with high spatial resolution
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