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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24342–24347

Incorporating conductive materials into a photonic crystal fiber: toward optoelectronic applications

Haifeng Li, Ding Ma, Chuan Yang, Yong Xu, and Zhiwen Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24342-24347 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.024342


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Abstract

We report a method to selectively fill arbitrary air holes of microstructured photonic crystal fibers with conductive materials through microsphere-assisted fabrication. A photonic crystal fiber with three of its air holes filled with gallium is fabricated and optically characterized. Further it is shown that nanomaterials such as carbon nanotube can be attached to the tip of the conductive channel through additional optical soldering post-processing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2012
Published: October 9, 2012

Citation
Haifeng Li, Ding Ma, Chuan Yang, Yong Xu, and Zhiwen Liu, "Incorporating conductive materials into a photonic crystal fiber: toward optoelectronic applications," Opt. Express 20, 24342-24347 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-22-24342


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