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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19061–19066

Linear and nonlinear optical properties of gold nanoparticle-doped photonic crystal fiber

L. Bigot, H. El Hamzaoui, A. Le Rouge, G. Bouwmans, F. Chassagneux, B. Capoen, and M. Bouazaoui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19061-19066 (2011)

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We report on the production of air/silica photonic crystal fiber doped with gold nanoparticles. The stack-and-draw technique was used to combine a gold nanoparticles-doped silica core rod synthesized by the sol-gel route with capillaries drawn from commercially available silica tubes. The presence of nanoparticles in the core region was confirmed at the different steps of the process down to the fiber geometry, even after multiple drawings at ∼2000°C. Optical properties of the fiber were investigated and put in evidence the impact of gold nanoparticles on both linear and nonlinear transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2011
Published: September 15, 2011

L. Bigot, H. El Hamzaoui, A. Le Rouge, G. Bouwmans, F. Chassagneux, B. Capoen, and M. Bouazaoui, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of gold nanoparticle-doped photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 19, 19061-19066 (2011)

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