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Photonic crystal fiber filled with a high index electro-optic polymer
Author(s): Muralidharan Balakrishnan; Ron Spittel; Jens Kobelke; Kay Schuster; Volker Reichel; Hartmut Bartelt
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated different possibilities to fill a Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCF) with an electro-optic (EO) polymer. As the EO polymers are generally solution processed, the solvents have to be removed from the holes of the PCF after filling with the liquid polymer, leaving a solid polymer layer. Repeated filling is required to create a multilayer of the EO polymer to fill about 80% of the volume of the holes. The remaining volume can be filled with a epoxy monomer and cured. Because of time consuming repeated steps in the solvent processing, solvent free single step filling processes are also presented. Polability of these different systems and their final attainable properties are compared. Considering the high refractive index of the polymer materials, possible applications e.g. for antiresonant guiding with variations of the transmission bandgaps are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7714, Photonic Crystal Fibers IV, 77140Q (14 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853880
Show Author Affiliations
Muralidharan Balakrishnan, IPHT Jena (Germany)
Ron Spittel, IPHT Jena (Germany)
Jens Kobelke, IPHT Jena (Germany)
Kay Schuster, IPHT Jena (Germany)
Volker Reichel, IPHT Jena (Germany)
Hartmut Bartelt, IPHT Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7714:
Photonic Crystal Fibers IV
Kyriacos Kalli; Waclaw Urbanczyk, Editor(s)

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