Tunable optical filters are fabricated in hollow core photonic crystal fibers by using optical tweezer beams directed transversely to the fiber to load and space silica microspheres in the fluid filled hollow core.
© 2007 OSA
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
P. Domachuk, H. Perry, F. Omenetto, and M. Cronin-Golomb, "Use of Optical Tweezers to Fabricate Tunable Filters in Photonic Crystal Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CFE2.