We report on the fabrication and characterization of solid-core all-polymer Bragg fibers consisting of a large-diameter polymethyl methylacrylate (PMMA) core surrounded by 50 alternating PMMA/Polystyrene (PS) polymer layers. By modifying the reflector layer thickness we illustrate that bandgap position can be adjusted at will in the visible. Moreover, such fibers are intensely colored in both the transmission and the outside reflection modes. Potential applications of such fibers are discussed.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2007
Published: September 28, 2007
Alexandre Dupuis, Ning Guo, Bertrand Gauvreau, Alireza Hassani, Elio Pone, Francis Boismenu, and Maksim Skorobogatiy, "Guiding in the visible with "colorful" solid-core Bragg fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 2882-2884 (2007)