Selective-fluid-filling technique of microstructured optical fibers

Yiping Wang, Shujing Liu, Xiaoling Tan, Wei Jin

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A versatile technique is demonstrated to fill selectively a fluid into desired air holes in a microstructured optical fibers (MOFs). A fan-shaped groove is carved on the fiber surface to expose selected air holes to atmosphere by a micromachining system consisting of a femtosecond IR laser and a microscope. Then a fluid is filled into the exposed air holes through the carved groove with the well-known capillarity action. Such a technique can be used to fill selectively several different types of fluid samples into desired air holes in an MOF by means of carving fan-shaped grooves on different orientations of the fiber surface.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5593861
Pages (from-to)3193-3196
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2010


  • filling techniques
  • fluid
  • Microstructured optical fibers (MOFs)
  • photonic crystal fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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