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Submicron and nano-diameter silica wires for optical wave guiding
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Paper Abstract

Based on the exact solutions of Maxwell’s equations, we have studied the basic theoretical properties of submicron and nano-diameter air-cladding silica-wire waveguides. The single-mode condition and the modal field of the fundamental modes have been obtained. Silica wires with diameters of 100-1000nm and lengths ranging from hundreds of micrometer to over 1 millimeter have been fabricated. SEM examination shows that these wires have uniform diameters and smooth surfaces, which are favorable for optical wave guiding. Light has been sent into these wires by optical coupling, and guiding light through a bent wire has also been demonstrated. These wires are promising for assembling photonic devices on a micron or submicron scale.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4923, Nano-Optics and Nano-Structures, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481726
Show Author Affiliations
Limin Tong, Harvard Univ. and Zhejiang Univ. (United States)
R. R. Gattass, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Jingyi Lou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jonathan B. Ashcom, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Mengyan Shen, Harvard Univ. and Tohoku Univ. (United States)
Eric Mazur, Harvard Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4923:
Nano-Optics and Nano-Structures
Xing Zhu; Stephen Y. Chou; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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