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Tapered photonic crystal fibres: properties, characterisation, and applications
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review the fabrication and characterisation techniques of m icrostructured optical fibre (M OF) tapers, their fundam ental waveguiding properties and potential applications. W e fabricate photonic crystal fibre tapers without collapsing the air-holes, and confirm this along the taper with a non-invasive probing technique. We then describe the fundam ental property of such tapers associated with the leakage of the core m ode that leads to long wavelength loss. We also revisit the waveguiding properties in another form of tapered MOF photonic wires, which transition through waveguiding regimes associated with how strongly the mode is isolated from the external environment. We explore these regimes as a potential basis for evanescent field sensing applications, in which we can take advantage of controlled airhole collapse as an extra dimension to these photonic wires.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5840, Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications, (7 July 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606490
Show Author Affiliations
Hong C. Nguyen, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Boris T. Kuhlmey, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Eric C. Magi, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Michael J. Steel, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
RSoft Design Group Inc. (Australia)
Cameron L. Smith, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Benjamin J. Eggleton, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5840:
Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications
Goncal Badenes; Derek Abbott; Ali Serpenguzel, Editor(s)

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