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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 2, 2012

Fabrication of corrugated Ge-doped silica fibers

P. Wróbel, T. Stefaniuk, T. J. Antosiewicz, A. Libura, G. Nowak, T. Wejrzanowski, M. Andrzejczuk, K. J. Kurzydłowski, K. Jedrzejewski, and T. Szoplik  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14508-14513 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014508


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Abstract

We present a method of fabricating Ge-doped SiO2 fibers with corrugations around their full circumference for a desired length in the longitudinal direction. The procedure comprises three steps: hydrogenation of Ge-doped SiO2 fibers to increase photosensitivity, recording of Bragg gratings with ultraviolet light to achieve modulation of refractive index, and chemical etching. Finite-length, radially corrugated fibers may be used as couplers. Corrugated tapered fibers are used as high energy throughput probes in scanning near-field optical microscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2012
Published: June 14, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
P. Wróbel, T. Stefaniuk, T. J. Antosiewicz, A. Libura, G. Nowak, T. Wejrzanowski, M. Andrzejczuk, K. J. Kurzydłowski, K. Jedrzejewski, and T. Szoplik, "Fabrication of corrugated Ge-doped silica fibers," Opt. Express 20, 14508-14513 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14508


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