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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3890–3895

Water-core Fresnel fiber

Cicero Martelli, John Canning, Katja Lyytikainen, and Nathaniel Groothoff  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3890-3895 (2005)

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A water core photonic crystal Fresnel fiber exploiting a hole distribution on zone plates of a cylindrical waveguide was developed and characterized. This fiber has similar guiding properties as the pristine air-hole guiding fiber although a large loss edge ~900nm is observed indicating that the bandgap associated with Fresnel guidance has shifted to longer wavelengths. The absorption bands of the water in the region of the NIR were observed. The application to biosensing is discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

Cicero Martelli, John Canning, Katja Lyytikainen, and Nathaniel Groothoff, "Water-core Fresnel fiber," Opt. Express 13, 3890-3895 (2005)

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