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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3521–3531

Fabrication and study of bent and coiled free silica nanowires: Self-coupling microloop optical interferometer

M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, and A. Hale  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3521-3531 (2004)

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We fabricated nanometer- and micrometer-order diameter optical fibers (NMOFs) by drawing them in a microfurnace comprising a sapphire tube heated with a CO2 laser. Using very short - a few mm long - fiber biconical tapers having a submicron waist, which can be bent locally in a free space by translation of the taper ends, we studied the effect of bending and looping on the transmission characteristics of a free NMOF. In particular, we have demonstrated an optical interferometer built of a coiled self-coupling NMOF.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Original Manuscript: June 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, and A. Hale, "Fabrication and study of bent and coiled free silica nanowires: Self-coupling microloop optical interferometer," Opt. Express 12, 3521-3531 (2004)

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