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Optical fiber coating

posted Jan 24, 2012, 10:38 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 1:01 AM ]

Description of the project

Design and optimize turnkey coating devices for wet silver coating (there is a parallel project for metal evaporation coating). 
We need these processes and devices for our own prototyping and manufacturing. We also consider offering coating services and sell coating devices to generate revenue for SENSORICA members. 
This process/device is capable of coating the cross section (tip) of single [optical] fibers. The device itself is very low cost, the process takes only minutes, perfect for prototyping and manufacturing. See more...

Optical fiber coating in a drop, device concept 

This is old news, but important enough to be publicly reported here. On Dec 17, 2011 Francois and Tibi performed a forth round of experiments for chemical fiber coating. The coating process, which takes place within a single drop, was perfected and we obtained the best results ever on glass and PMMA, see results

Before we can call it a VICTORY we need to reproduced these last results once again and to better analyse/characterize the samples. 

We are planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the design of a low cost device that would make it a joke for anyone to silver-coat optical fibers.    

During our last meeting with representatives form Optech we realized that there is enough interest for our technique. 

YOU can get involved in the optical fiber coating project. See more...