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Two accesses to achieve air-core's selective filling of a photonic bandgap fiber
Author(s): Jiangbing Du; Yange Liu; Zhi Wang; Qing Shi; Zhanyuan Liu; Qiang Fang; Jing Li; Guiyun Kai; Xiaoyi Dong
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Paper Abstract

Two simple and low-cost methods for achieving selective filling of air-core photonic bandgap fibers (PBGFs) are proposed and demonstrated. In the first method, liquid paraffin was filled into a PBGF by capillary force. By a two-step filling-cleaving process, all cladding air-holes are finally blocked but the air-core remains open. In the second method, lateral erosion method by hydrofluoric acid was first used to make the cladding air-holes laterally open. Then, the laterally filled liquid paraffin made all cladding air-holes blocked and left only air-core open. With these two methods, the central hollow-core of the PBGF can be selectively filled, which allows for the fabrication of novel hybrid functional-material-silica PBGF for various applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 678111 (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.743409
Show Author Affiliations
Jiangbing Du, Nankai Univ. (China)
Yange Liu, Nankai Univ. (China)
Zhi Wang, Nankai Univ. (China)
Qing Shi, Nankai Univ. (China)
Zhanyuan Liu, Nankai Univ. (China)
Qiang Fang, Nankai Univ. (China)
Jing Li, Nankai Univ. (China)
Guiyun Kai, Nankai Univ. (China)
Xiaoyi Dong, Nankai Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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