Selective opening of airholes in photonic crystal fiber

Jian Ju, Hai Feng Xuan, Wei Jin, Shujing Liu, Hoi Lut Ho

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We introduce a femtosecond-laser-based technique for selective opening of airholes in photonic crystal fibers (PCFs). With this technique, selective filling and inflation of the airholes in the PCF cladding are demonstrated. The technique may find important applications in tailoring or altering PCF characteristics and make it possible to seamlessly integrate various components/functions into PCFs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3886-3888
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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