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Hydrophobic photonic crystal fibers

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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.

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

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Published date: 30 November 2011
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 205559
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205559
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 4f3ec7eb-fa05-4a0c-aad4-a0aeec163f63

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2011 14:54
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:04

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Author: Limin Xiao
Author: T.A. Birks
Author: W.H. Loh

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