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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2002
  • pp: 1195–1203

Particle levitation and guidance in hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 21, pp. 1195-1203 (2002)

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We report the guidance of dry micron-sized dielectric particles in hollow core photonic crystal fiber. The particles were levitated in air and then coupled to the air-core of the fiber using an Argon ion laser beam operating at a wavelength of 514 nm. The diameter of the hollow core of the fiber is 20 μm. A laser power of 80 mW was sufficient to levitate a 5 μm diameter polystyrene sphere and guide it through a ∼150 mm long hollow-core crystal photonic fiber. The speed of the guided particle was measured to be around 1 cm/s.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2002
Published: October 21, 2002

Fetah Benabid, J. Knight, and P. Russell, "Particle levitation and guidance in hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 10, 1195-1203 (2002)

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