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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26018–26026

Light confinement within nanoholes in nanostructured optical fibers

Yinlan Ruan, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Shahraam Afshar, and Tanya M. Monro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26018-26026 (2010)

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We report fabrication of the lead silicate microstructured fibers (MOFs) with core holes as small as 20nm, the smallest holes fabricated within the core of an optical fiber to date. We show that light confinement and average mode intensity within such holes are strongly dependent on the hole size. Light confinement within 80nm and 250nm core hole within the fabricated MOFs has been experimentally characterized using Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010

Yinlan Ruan, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Shahraam Afshar, and Tanya M. Monro, "Light confinement within nanoholes in nanostructured optical fibers," Opt. Express 18, 26018-26026 (2010)

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