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
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
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 14:54
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205559

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