Microstructured polymer optical fibers represent quite new technology that is still in the research and development stage. However, some advances and possible applications are available even now. One of these is the possibility of filling the fibers with various fluids to enhance or modify some of their characteristics. Filling fibers with fluorescent dyes is a good method to describe how the filled fiber behaves and to demonstrate sensing applications.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2009
Published: September 17, 2009
Jan Vanda, Jan Skapa, Vladimir Vasinek, Alex Argyros, Marianne Large, and Richard Lwin, "Fluorescent response of dye-filled suspended-core microstructured polymer optical fiber," Appl. Opt. 48, G64-G67 (2009)