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Optical silica nanowires for nanophotonics
Author(s): Limin Tong; Jingyi Lou; Zhe Ma
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Paper Abstract

Optical silica nanowires fabricated using a taper-drawing approach exhibit extraordinary uniformity, making them suitable for low-loss optical wave guiding. Air-clad optical nanowires can be used as subwavelength-diameter single-mode waveguides from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared spectral range. Using these nanowires as building blocks we assembled photonic devices that are much smaller than comparable existing devices, indicating the great potential for developing micro- and nanoscale photonic devices for future applications in a variety of fields such as optical communication, optical sensing and high-density optical integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6029, ICO20: Materials and Nanostructures, 60290A (23 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667671
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Limin Tong, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jingyi Lou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhe Ma, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6029:
ICO20: Materials and Nanostructures
Wei Lu; Jeff Young, Editor(s)

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