We fabricate a high-transmission, variable-pressure gas fiber cell that can operate at low and high pressures. The cell is formed by using femtosecond pulses to drill micrometer-diameter radial capillaries through a hollow-core photonic band-gap fiber.
© 2007 OSA
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
C. J. Hensley, D. H. Broaddus, C. B. Schaffer, and A. L. Gaeta, "Variable Pressure Hollow-Core Band-Gap Fiber Cell Produced Using Femtosecond Laser Micromachining," 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 CFR2.