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Fabrication of functional microstructured optical fibers through a selective-filling technique

Huang, Yanyi and Xu, Yong and Yariv, Amnon (2004) Fabrication of functional microstructured optical fibers through a selective-filling technique. Applied Physics Letters, 85 (22). pp. 5182-5184. ISSN 0003-6951. doi:10.1063/1.1828593.

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We develop a method for the fabrication of functional microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) by selectively filling the air holes with liquid phase materials, where we utilize the dependence of filling speed on the size of the air holes. As a demonstration, we construct a hybrid MOF by filling the center hollow core of a triangular lattice photonic crystal fiber with dye-doped curable polymer, and experimentally observe the two-photon fluorescence from the hybrid MOF.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Institute of Physics. Received 6 May 2004; accepted 4 October 2004. The authors wish to thank Professor S. R. Quake, Dr. R. K. Lee, J. K. S. Poon, J. M. Choi, W. M. J. Green, W. Liang, and G. T. Paloczi for fruitful discussions and kind help. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation and Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (Dr. D. Honey and Dr. R. Athale).
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