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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4383–4385

General approach to splicing optical microfibers via polymer nanowires

Zhifang Hu, Wei Li, Yaoguang Ma, and Limin Tong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4383-4385 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004383


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Abstract

We demonstrate a general approach to splicing microfibers via polymer nanowires. Chloroform dissolved polystyrene nanowires are used to splice silica, tellurite glass, and semiconductor microfibers or nanowires, with splicing loss down to 0.51 dB. Using spliced microfiber structures, we also demonstrate microfiber ring resonators and Mach–Zehnder interferometers with high robustness. The splicing technique demonstrated here promises high potentials for robust optical integration of microfibers or nanowires for functional circuits or devices.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2012
Published: October 17, 2012

Citation
Zhifang Hu, Wei Li, Yaoguang Ma, and Limin Tong, "General approach to splicing optical microfibers via polymer nanowires," Opt. Lett. 37, 4383-4385 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4383


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