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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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