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Self-assembled periodic patterns on the optical fiber tip by microsphere arrays
Author(s): Marco Pisco; Francesco Galeotti; Giorgio Grisci; Giuseppe Quero; Andrea Cusano
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we report a fabrication route for self-assembling periodic patterns on optical fiber tips. The technique is based on self-assembling polystyrene microspheres at the air/water interface and on successive transferring of the monolayer colloidal crystal on the fiber tip. By applying to the fiber further treatments like particle size reduction, metal coating and sphere removal, different periodic structures are conveniently realized. The results obtained indicate that self-assembly technique affords opportunity to create on the optical fiber tip dielectric and metallic-dielectric spheres’ arrays with a feature size down to a submicron scale or metallic patterns with a few hundred nanometers at low fabrication costs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 96341N (28 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2193658
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Marco Pisco, Univ. of Sannio (Italy)
Francesco Galeotti, National Research Council (Italy)
Giorgio Grisci, National Research Council (Italy)
Giuseppe Quero, Univ. of Sannio (Italy)
Andrea Cusano, Univ. of Sannio (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9634:
24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Hypolito José Kalinowski; José Luís Fabris; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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