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Materials growth and processing in the capillaries of photonic crystal fibres: towards the lab-in-a-fibre protocol
Author(s): Ioannis Konidakis; Maria Konstantaki; Stavros Pissadakis
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Paper Abstract

We review results on the growth of glassy and crystalline materials inside photonics crystal fibres (PCFs), seeking specific sensing and light confining properties. Initial results refer to the infiltration of silver metaphosphate (AgPO3) glass inside PCFs, and the subsequent thermal poling of those composite PCFs for attaining plasmon resonance characteristics. Accordingly, the wet chemistry growth and characterization of crystalline ZnO layers inside PCFs is shown also. Finally, the use of laser etching technique for the inscription of relief periodic Bragg gratings on the capillary walls of a solid core, all silica glass PCF that exhibited demarcation temperatures near 1200 °C is presented. Ongoing work refers to the exploitation of the aforementioned PCFs for developing sensing, bio-sensing and actuating optofluidic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI, 89820C (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039935
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Ioannis Konidakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Maria Konstantaki, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Stavros Pissadakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8982:
Optical Components and Materials XI
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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