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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2007
  • pp: 109–111

Prospective for biodegradable microstructured optical fibers

Alexandre Dupuis, Ning Guo, Yan Gao, Nicolas Godbout, Suzanne Lacroix, Charles Dubois, and Maksim Skorobogatiy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 109-111 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000109


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Abstract

We report fabrication of a novel microstructured optical fiber made of biodegradable and water soluble materials that features 1 dB cm transmission loss. Two cellulose butyrate tubes separated with hydroxypropyl cellulose powder were codrawn into a porous double-core fiber offering integration of optical, microfluidic, and potentially drug release functionalities.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2006
Published: December 23, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Alexandre Dupuis, Ning Guo, Yan Gao, Nicolas Godbout, Suzanne Lacroix, Charles Dubois, and Maksim Skorobogatiy, "Prospective for biodegradable microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 109-111 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-2-109


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