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Enhanced linear photonic nanojet generated by core-shell optical microfibers
Author(s): Cheng-Yang Liu; Tzu-Ping Yen; Chien-Wen Chen
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Paper Abstract

The generation of linear photonic nanojet using core-shell optical microfiber is demonstrated numerically and experimentally in the visible light region. The power flow patterns for the core-shell optical microfiber are calculated by using the finite-difference time-domain method. The focusing properties of linear photonic nanojet are evaluated in terms of length and width along propagation and transversal directions. In experiment, the silica optical fiber is etched chemically down to 6 μm diameter and coated with metallic thin film by using glancing angle deposition. We show that the linear photonic nanojet is enhanced clearly by metallic shell due to surface plasmon polaritons. The large-area superresolution imaging can be performed by using a core-shell optical microfiber in the far-field system. The potential applications of this core-shell optical microfiber include micro-fluidics and nano-structure measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10232, Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres V, 102320S (16 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2264073
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Cheng-Yang Liu, Tamkang Univ. (Taiwan)
Tzu-Ping Yen, Tamkang Univ. (Taiwan)
Ministry of Labor (Taiwan)
Chien-Wen Chen, Tamkang Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10232:
Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres V
Kyriacos Kalli; Jiri Kanka; Alexis Mendez; Pavel Peterka, Editor(s)

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