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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 24234–24243

Soft-landing and optical characterization of a preselected single fluorescent particle on a tapered optical fiber

Markus Gregor, Alexander Kuhlicke, and Oliver Benson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 24234-24243 (2009)

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Tapered optical fibers offer easy access to the evanescent field of their guided modes which is ideal for sensing applications. We introduce a soft-landing technique utilizing a linear Paul trap to select and place a single microparticle on the surface of a tapered optical fiber. This approach allows on-demand functionalization of fragile nanophotonic components with arbitrary particles, e.g., for advanced nanosensors.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface

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Original Manuscript: October 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2009
Published: December 18, 2009

Markus Gregor, Alexander Kuhlicke, and Oliver Benson, "Soft-landing and optical characterization of a preselected single fluorescent particle on a tapered optical fiber," Opt. Express 17, 24234-24243 (2009)

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