Side-emitting properties of POFs with surface patterns in bent woven fabrics

Jing Shen, Xiaoming Tao, Diqing Ying, Chiyuan Hui

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The surface of polymer optical fibers (POFs) was treated by CO2 laser. The side-emitting behavior of POF with surface modification pattern under various bending radius were investigated while simulating the deformation of POF in real woven fabrics. The power of side-emitting light increased a little while the bending radius increased. The side-emitting light of the POF with this kind of surface modification pattern mainly comes from the rough surface. A little of increase of the side-emitting light is the result of the increase of the macro-bending and microbending loss. The intensity of side-emitting light under different bending condition was also measured in luminous woven POF fabrics. The power density on the luminous fabric almost kept constant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society Spring 2011 Conference
PublisherHong Kong Polytechnic University
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Event2011 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society - , Hong Kong
Duration: 23 May 201125 May 2011


Conference2011 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society
Country/TerritoryHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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