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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2675–2680

Laser-assisted lateral optical fiber processing for selective infiltration

Betty Meng Zhang, Yicheng Lai, Wu Yuan, Yen Peng Seah, Perry Ping Shum, Xia Yu, and Huifeng Wei  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2675-2680 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.002675


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Abstract

We propose a new technique to perform precise selective infiltration of an air hole in the photonic crystal fiber (PCF). To carry out the infiltration process, the end face of the PCF is covered by a mask, which is fabricated by femtosecond laser inscription from the lateral direction. This proposed method overcomes the conventional limitation of maximum mask thickness. An analytical model is further proposed and demonstrated accurate determinations of the fabricated channel diameter in the mask.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2014
Published: January 30, 2014

Citation
Betty Meng Zhang, Yicheng Lai, Wu Yuan, Yen Peng Seah, Perry Ping Shum, Xia Yu, and Huifeng Wei, "Laser-assisted lateral optical fiber processing for selective infiltration," Opt. Express 22, 2675-2680 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-2675


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