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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 5983–5990

Metallic mode confinement in microstructured fibres

Jing Hou, David Bird, Alan George, Stefan Maier, Boris T. Kuhlmey, and J. C. Knight  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 5983-5990 (2008)

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We report the first long, uniform, optical fibers in which visible light is guided in a single mode by metallic reflection. We describe the fabrication, experiment and characterization of these metallic optical fibers and compare them with theoretical calculations.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2008
Published: April 14, 2008

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Jing Hou, David Bird, Alan George, Stefan Maier, Boris Kuhlmey, and J. C. Knight, "Metallic mode confinement in microstructured fibres," Opt. Express 16, 5983-5990 (2008)

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