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Colloidal photonic crystal self-assembled onto the side of an optical fiber: fabrication and characterization
Author(s): Haitao Yan; Zhiqiang Zhen; Xiaoyan Zhao; Zhengxin Tang; Xinzhong Li; Daofu Han
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Paper Abstract

A method of fabricating a colloidal photonic crystal self-assembled onto an optical fiber's cladding is proposed. The coating of a single-mode fiber was removed, the cladding was exposed, and colloidal photonic crystal was overcladding through isothermal heating evaporation-induced self-assembly. The photonic crystal cylindrical annulus is characterized by optical and scanning electron microscopy. The optical characterization was analyzed and carried out followed by detailed discussion. The measurement results show a 1545.5-nm bandgap by optical transmission spectroscopy. The results also demonstrate a practical means of enveloping macro- or microcurved surfaces with three-dimensional photonic crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(6) 063401 doi: 10.1117/1.3431656
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 6
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Haitao Yan, Nanjing Normal Univ. (China)
Zhiqiang Zhen, Henan Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xiaoyan Zhao, Henan Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Zhengxin Tang, Henan Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xinzhong Li, Henan Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Daofu Han, Nanchang Univ. (China)

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