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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10815–10822

Nanofiber drawing and nanodevice assembly in poly(trimethylene terephthalate)

Xiaobo Xing, Yuqing Wang, and Baojun Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10815-10822 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.010815


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Abstract

We report flexible and elastic enough nanofibers with diameters down to 60 nm and lengths up to 500 mm, fabricated by one-step drawing process from molten poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT), exhibiting high surface smoothness and length uniformity. A series of ultracompact devices (such as optical beam splitters, couplers, rings, resonators, and tweezer/scissor-shaped structures) and nanophotonic device arrays have been assembled by the PTT nanofibers. Quantitative studies demonstrate that the PTT nanofibers/nanofiber devices exhibit good guiding properties with low optical loss from visible to near infrared region. The results suggest that the PTT nanophotonic fibers/wires would be promising candidates in constructing miniaturized photonic devices and ultracompact photonic integrated circuits (PICs), and a one-step drawing as an alternative to the standard optical bench technique.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2008
Published: July 3, 2008

Citation
Xiaobo Xing, Yuqing Wang, and Baojun Li, "Nanofibers drawing and nanodevices assembly in poly(trimethylene terephthalate)," Opt. Express 16, 10815-10822 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-14-10815


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