A hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (PCF) made of silicon is reported for the first time. The fiber is obtained by converting silica fiber to porous silicon using magnesiothermic reduction.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
F. Yaman, H. Pang, X. Xie, P. LiKamWa, and G. Li, "Silicon Photonic Crystal Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CTuDD7.
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