A device for constriction fabrication

posted Sep 13, 2012, 7:42 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Sep 13, 2012, 7:46 AM ]
Tibi and Jonathan are modifying an old optical fiber splicer to fabricate the constriction transducer. The idea is to use a platinum filament to locally heat the glass fiber very close to the melting point and pull it a few microns to create a constriction. Yassine might help with automation. More info to come.  [need a very simple 3D model, need pictures of the omega-shaped filament]. 

old fiber splicer modified for transducer fabrication

old fiber splicer modified for transducer fabrication, the action zone