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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Jun. 13, 2006

Liquid-filled hollow core microstructured polymer optical fiber

F. M. Cox, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 4135-4140 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.004135


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Abstract

Guidance in a liquid core is possible with microstructured optical fibers, opening up many possibilities for chemical and biochemical fiber-optic sensing. In this work we demonstrate how the bandgaps of a hollow core microstructured polymer optical fiber scale with the refractive index of liquid introduced into the holes of the microstructure. Such a fiber is then filled with an aqueous solution of (-)-fructose, and the resulting optical rotation measured. Hence, we show that hollow core microstructured polymer optical fibers can be used for sensing, whilst also fabricating a chiral optical fiber based on material chirality, which has many applications in its own right.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: February 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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F. M. Cox, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, "Liquid-filled hollow core microstructured polymer optical fiber," Opt. Express 14, 4135-4140 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-9-4135


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