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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 16270–16278

Selective coating of holes in microstructured optical fiber and its application to in-fiber absorptive polarizers

X. Zhang, R. Wang, F. M. Cox, B.T. Kuhlmey, and M. C. J. Large  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 16270-16278 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016270


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Abstract

An interesting feature of microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) is that their properties can be adjusted by filling or coating of the holes. Some applications require selective filling or coating, which has proved experimentally demanding. We demonstrate selective coating of MOFs with metal and use it to fabricate an in-fiber absorptive polarizer.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

Citation
X. Zhang, R. Wang, F. M. Cox, B. T. Kuhlmey, and M. C. J. Large, "Selective coating of holes in microstructured optical fiber and its application to in-fiber absorptive polarizers," Opt. Express 15, 16270-16278 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-24-16270


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