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Optical properties of hydrogel-filled hollow core photonic crystal fibres
Author(s): Monika Rutowska; Paul Galvin; Fatima C. Garcia Gunning
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we analyse the optical properties of a 3D hydrogel matrix integrated with a hollow core Photonic Crystal Fibre (HC-PCF). The overall refractive index was investigated with the aid of a spectroscopic ellipsometer. Moreover, a supercontinuum source was launched to the filled fibres, for spectrum and near-field analysis. We observe that when the fibres are filled with hydrogel, a clear shift in wavelength guidance occurs from 1060nm to approximately 700nm, and that the propagation occurs at the core. We will also discuss possible guidance mechanisms for such fibre scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7653, Fourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 76531P (9 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.866467
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Monika Rutowska, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Paul Galvin, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Fatima C. Garcia Gunning, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7653:
Fourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
José Luís Santos; Brian Culshaw; José Miguel López-Higuera; William N. MacPherson, Editor(s)

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