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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 16 — Aug. 6, 2007
  • pp: 9989–9994

Quantum dot and silica nanoparticle doped polymer optical fibers

Helmut C. Y. Yu, Alexander Argyros, Geoff Barton, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Christophe Barbe, Kim Finnie, Linggen Kong, Francois Ladouceur, and Scott McNiven  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, pp. 9989-9994 (2007)

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A novel and highly versatile doping method has been developed to allow active dopants, including materials incompatible with the polymer matrix, to be incorporated into microstructured polymer optical fibers through the use of nanoparticles. The incorporation of quantum dots and silica nanoparticles containing Rhodamine isothiocyanate is demonstrated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2007
Published: July 24, 2007

Helmut C. Y. Yu, Alexander Argyros, Geoff Barton, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Christophe Barbe, Kim Finnie, Linggen Kong, Francois Ladouceur, and Scott McNiven, "Quantum dot and silica nanoparticle doped polymer optical fibers," Opt. Express 15, 9989-9994 (2007)

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