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High index contrast semiconductor ARROW and hybrid ARROW fibers

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We investigate the guidance properties of two photonic crystal fibers that have been fabricated by filling the holes of a silica template with hydrogenated amorphous silicon inclusions. The first is an all-solid fiber that guides light via an antiresonant reflecting optical waveguiding mechanism and the second is only partially filled so that it guides light by a hybrid of modified total internal reflection and antiresonant reflecting optical waveguiding. It will be shown that, by selectively filling the silica template to leave an unfilled internal ring of holes, the fiber’s confinement loss can be reduced significantly. This novel fiber design in which the light guided in the silica core can be modified by the semiconductor cladding provides a route to integrating functional semiconductor fibers with existing silica fiber infrastructures.

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Healy, N., Sparks, J.R., He, R.R., Sazio, P.J.A., Badding, J.V. and Peacock, A.C. (2011) High index contrast semiconductor ARROW and hybrid ARROW fibers Optics Express, 19, (11), pp. 10979-10985. (doi:10.1364/OE.19.010979).

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Published date: May 2011
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 190843
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/190843
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 4eb44249-fbfb-49ee-9023-9ac28a93ee3f
ORCID for P.J.A. Sazio: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6506-9266
ORCID for A.C. Peacock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1940-7172

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Date deposited: 16 Jun 2011 07:41
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:36

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Author: N. Healy
Author: J.R. Sparks
Author: R.R. He
Author: P.J.A. Sazio ORCID iD
Author: J.V. Badding
Author: A.C. Peacock ORCID iD

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