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Selective filling of metals into photonic crystal fibers
Author(s): Ron Spittel; Denny Hoh; Sven Brückner; Anka Schwuchow; Kay Schuster; Jens Kobelke; Hartmut Bartelt
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a method for the selective blocking and subsequent filling of metals into photonic crystal fibers. We derive a model which can predict the necessary duration of the filling process. With a melt and pump procedure we obtain single micron sized metal wires adjacent to the PCF core with aspect ratios of about 105. We will present a semi-analytical solution of the dispersion relation of a cylindrical metal wire in a dielectric and discuss the results with respect to surface plasmon polaritons. By comparision with finite element simulations of an unfilled photonic crystal fiber we will show that a coupling between a core mode and surface mode is possible at specific phase matching wavelengths. Furthermore, measurements of transmission spectra will be presented to confirm the mode coupling between the fundamental core mode and the surface plasmon polariton of order m = 3.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7946, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures, 79460Z (1 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874762
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Ron Spittel, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
Denny Hoh, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
Sven Brückner, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
Anka Schwuchow, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
Kay Schuster, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
Jens Kobelke, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
Hartmut Bartelt, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7946:
Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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