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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1966–1971

Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres

M.C.J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari, and F. Cox  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1966-1971 (2004)

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Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres [mPOF] is demonstrated, a technique which allows dopants to be introduced after polymerisation through the microstructure. Controlled diffusion is used to disperse the dopant uniformly across the fibre core, and the final concentration can be systematically varied by appropriate choice of conditions. We use this technique to produce a fibre doped with Rhodamine 6G and characterize its loss and fluorescence behavior.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: March 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

M. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. Pujari, and F. Cox, "Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres," Opt. Express 12, 1966-1971 (2004)

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