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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2528–2535

Demonstration of broad photonic crystal stop band in a freely-suspended microfiber perforated by an array of rectangular holes

Yang Yu, Wei Ding, Lin Gan, Zhi-Yuan Li, Qiang Luo, and Steve Andrews  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2528-2535 (2014)

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It is shown that photonic crystal (PhC) optical reflectors with reflectance in excess of 60% and fractional bandwidths greater than 10% can be fabricated by ion beam milling of fewer than ten periods of rectangular cross section through-holes in micron-scale tapered fibers. The optical characteristics agree well with numerical simulations when allowance is made for fabrication artefacts and we show that the radiation loss, which is partly determined by optical interference, can be suppressed by design. The freely-suspended devices are compact and robust and could form the basic building block of optical cavities and filters.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2014
Published: January 29, 2014

Yang Yu, Wei Ding, Lin Gan, Zhi-Yuan Li, Qiang Luo, and Steve Andrews, "Demonstration of broad photonic crystal stop band in a freely-suspended microfiber perforated by an array of rectangular holes," Opt. Express 22, 2528-2535 (2014)

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