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Fabrication of self-assembled microwires from silica nanoparticles for sensing
Author(s): Masood Naqshbandi; John Canning; Maxwell J. Crossley
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Paper Abstract

A simple method of fabricating low loss microwire waveguides from silica nanoparticles via evaporative self-assembly is demonstrated. Light guidance within the microwires is characterised. The photonic microwires assemble into rectangular slab waveguides with a typical cross-sectional dimension of (20×10) μm and are up to 15 mm in length. Rhodamine B was incorporated into the structures and characterized with fluorescent microscopy, absorption spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). We discuss the relevance of these structures to sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8351, Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 835129 (31 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915930
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Masood Naqshbandi, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
John Canning, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Maxwell J. Crossley, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8351:
Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference
John Canning; Gangding Peng, Editor(s)

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