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Optical microfiber passive components

Optical microfiber passive components
Optical microfiber passive components
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.
optical microfibers, optical fibre tapers, optical fibre sensors, optical fibre components, optical fibre devices, optical fibre resonators
1863-8880
Ismaeel, R.
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Lee, T.
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Ding, M.
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Belal, M.
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Brambilla, G.
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Ismaeel, R., Lee, T., Ding, M., Belal, M. and Brambilla, G. (2012) Optical microfiber passive components. Laser & Photonics Reviews. (doi:10.1002/lpor.201200024).

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 10 September 2012
Keywords: optical microfibers, optical fibre tapers, optical fibre sensors, optical fibre components, optical fibre devices, optical fibre resonators
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 343086
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343086
ISSN: 1863-8880
PURE UUID: 8b5d6814-99a5-4ef2-b979-ad27ea039eac
ORCID for M. Belal: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5175-3158

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Date deposited: 24 Sep 2012 11:01
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:43

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