Superlattice microstructured optical fiber

Ming Leung Vincent Tse, Zhengyong Liu, Lok Hin Cho, Chao Lu, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, Hwa Yaw Tam

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Abstract

A generic three-stage stack-and-draw method is demonstrated for the fabrication of complex-microstructured optical fibers. We report the fabrication and characterization of a silica superlattice microstructured fiber with more than 800 rhomboidally arranged air-holes. A polarization-maintaining fiber with a birefringence of 8.5 × 10-4 is demonstrated. The birefringent property of the fiber is found to be highly insensitive to external environmental effects, such as pressure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4567-4573
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Birefringent
  • Microstructured fiber
  • Photonic crystal fiber
  • Sensing
  • Superlattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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