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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18056–18060

Femtosecond laser-assisted selective infiltration of microstructured optical fibers

Ying Wang, C. R. Liao, and D. N. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18056-18060 (2010)

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A new method of selectively infiltrating microstructured optical fibers with the assistance of femtosecond laser micromachining is presented. With this technique, any type of air-holes in the cross-section of the microstructured optical fibers can be selectively infiltrated with liquids, which opens up a highly efficient, precise, flexible and reliable way of selective infiltrating and has high potential in the fabrication of novel hybrid-structured optical fibers and the devices based on them.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2010
Published: August 6, 2010

Ying Wang, C. R. Liao, and D. N. Wang, "Femtosecond laser-assisted selective infiltration of microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Express 18, 18056-18060 (2010)

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