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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1695–1697

Semiconductor-doped liquid-core optical fiber

Ali Hreibi, Frédéric Gérôme, Jean-Louis Auguste, Yu Zhang, William W. Yu, and Jean-Marc Blondy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1695-1697 (2011)

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A semiconductor liquid-core optical fiber has been made by simply filling the hollow core of a capillary waveguide with nanoparticles suspended in toluene media. Under a low continuous optical power excitation at 532 nm , the emission of PbSe particles was clearly demonstrated in the infrared region and then partially maintained in the core of the fiber by the total internal reflection mechanism. Finally, due to the guided propagation, which results in multiple absorption effects, a linear shift of the emission peak toward longer wavelengths was observed ( 0.32 nm / cm ). As a proof of concept, this original demonstration of visible-to-infrared conversion could lead to the development of active fibered devices at wavelengths not covered by the conventional rare-earth ion doping.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

Ali Hreibi, Frédéric Gérôme, Jean-Louis Auguste, Yu Zhang, William W. Yu, and Jean-Marc Blondy, "Semiconductor-doped liquid-core optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 36, 1695-1697 (2011)

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