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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 571–573

Embedded optical micro/nano-fibers for stable devices

Na Lou, Rajan Jha, Jorge Luis Domínguez-Juárez, Vittoria Finazzi, Joel Villatoro, Gonçal Badenes, and Valerio Pruneri  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 571-573 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000571


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Abstract

We present a technique to embed silica micro and nanofibers in low-index material (Teflon) using an inexpensive and straightforward fabrication process based on spin coating. The optical properties of the silica micro/nano-fibers have been investigated when they are bare or completely or partially embedded. Optical degradation occurs in bare fibers with diameters smaller than twice the wavelength of the guided light, thus making protection through embedding necessary. Our results also show that completely embedded fibers do not degrade over a long time, while partially embedded fibers can preserve the large evanescent waves without undergoing considerable degradation, which would be further reduced or even become negligible with functional overlayers. The results represent a step forward toward the development of durable and stable devices based on optical micro/nano fibers.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2010
Published: February 11, 2010

Citation
Na Lou, Rajan Jha, Jorge Luis Domínguez-Juárez, Vittoria Finazzi, Joel Villatoro, Gonçal Badenes, and Valerio Pruneri, "Embedded optical micro/nano-fibers for stable devices," Opt. Lett. 35, 571-573 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-4-571

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