Microstructured optical fibers as high-pressure microfluidic reactors

Sazio, Pier J.A., Amezcua-Correa, Adrian, Finlayson, Chris E., Hayes, John R., Scheidemantel, Thomas J., Baril, Neil F., Jackson, Bryan R., Won, Dong-Jin, Zhang, Feng, Margine, Elena R., Gopalan, Venkatraman, Crespi, Vincent H. and Badding, John V. (2006) Microstructured optical fibers as high-pressure microfluidic reactors. Science, 311, (5767), 1583-1586. (doi:10.1126/science.1124281).


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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1124281


Deposition of semiconductors and metals from chemical precursors onto planar substrates is a well-developed science and technology for microelectronics. Optical fibers are an established platform for both communications technology and fundamental research in photonics. Here, we describe a hybrid technology that integrates key aspects of both engineering disciplines, demonstrating the fabrication of tubes, solid nanowires, coaxial heterojunctions, and longitudinally patterned structures composed of metals, single-crystal semiconductors, and polycrystalline elemental or compound semiconductors within microstructured silica optical fibers. Because the optical fibers are constructed and the functional materials are chemically deposited in distinct and independent steps, the full design flexibilities of both platforms can now be exploited simultaneously for fiber-integrated optoelectronic materials and devices.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1126/science.1124281
ISSNs: 0036-8075 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 38952
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
17 March 2006Published
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:08
Advanced Microstructured Photonic Devices:Materials Engineering Using Supercritical Fluid Technology
Funded by: EPSRC (GR/S27771/01)
15 December 2003 to 14 September 2007
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38952

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