Micro-channels are fabricated into conventional single-mode fibers using focused femtosecond laser processing and chemical etching. A microfluidic fiber device consisting of a micro-channel intersecting the fiber core for refractive index sensing is demonstrated.
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(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(290.3030) Scattering : Index measurements
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
Y. Lai, K. Zhou, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, "Micro-Channels in Conventional Single-Mode Fibers for Refractive Index Sensing Applications," in Optical Fiber Sensors, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuE26.
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