Selective filling of photonic crystal fibers using focused ion beam milled microchannels

Fei Wang, Wu Yuan, Ole Hansen, Ole Bang

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Abstract

We introduce a versatile, robust, and integrated technique to selectively fill fluid into a desired pattern of air holes in a photonic crystal fiber (PCF). Focused ion beam (FIB) is used to efficiently mill a microchannel on the end facet of a PCF before it is spliced to a single-mode fiber (SMF). Selected air holes are therefore exposed to the atmosphere through the microchannel for fluid filling. A low-loss in-line tunable optical hybrid fiber device is demonstrated by using such a technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17585-17590
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 29 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Selective filling of photonic crystal fibers using focused ion beam milled microchannels. / Wang, Fei; Yuan, Wu; Hansen, Ole; Bang, Ole.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 18, 29.08.2011, p. 17585-17590.

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Wang, Fei ; Yuan, Wu ; Hansen, Ole ; Bang, Ole. / Selective filling of photonic crystal fibers using focused ion beam milled microchannels. In: Optics Express. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 18. pp. 17585-17590.
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