Hydrophobic photonic crystal fibers

Xiao, Limin, Birks, T.A. and Loh, W.H. (2011) Hydrophobic photonic crystal fibers. Optics Letters, 36, (23), 4662-4664. (doi:10.1364/OL.36.004662).


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We propose and demonstrate hydrophobic photonic crystal fibers (PCFs). A chemical surface treatment for making PCFs hydrophobic is introduced. This repels water from the holes of PCFs, so that their optical properties remain unchanged even when they are immersed in water. The combination of a hollow core and a water-repellent inner surface of the hydrophobic PCF provides an ultracompact dissolved-gas sensor element, which is demonstrated for the sensing of dissolved ammonia gas.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.36.004662
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 205559
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
30 November 2011Published
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 14:54
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:47
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205559

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