Optical microfiber passive components

Ismaeel, R., Lee, T., Ding, M., Belal, M. and Brambilla, G. (2012) Optical microfiber passive components Laser & Photonics Reviews, n/a-n/a. (doi:10.1002/lpor.201200024).


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Optical microfiber waveguides with diameters close to the wavelength of light possess an intriguing combination of properties, such a tight modal confinement, tailorable dispersion, and high nonlinearity, which have been utilized in many passive applications. Here, the key fabrication techniques and optical properties of microfibers are introduced, followed by a discussion of the various passive microfiber devices and sensors. Applications exploiting their strong confinement are reviewed, including harmonic generation, supercontinuum sources, gratings, tips for optical trapping and intracellular sensing and subwavelength light sources, as well as devices based on large evanescent fields such as couplers, interferometers, optical manipulators, sensors, and resonators. Furthermore, the properties and practical intricacies of manufacturing various microfiber resonators are evaluated, with a focus on their applications in sensing ranging from temperature monitoring to current, pressure, refractive index and chemicals detection.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1002/lpor.201200024
ISSNs: 1863-8880 (print)
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Keywords: optical microfibers, optical fibre tapers, optical fibre sensors, optical fibre components, optical fibre devices, optical fibre resonators
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 343086
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10 September 2012Published
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 11:01
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 16:36
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343086

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