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A magnifying fiber element with an array of sub-wavelength Ge/ZnSe pixel waveguides for infrared imaging

Krishnamurthi, Mahesh, Barnes, Eftihia, Sparks, Justin R., He, Rongrui, Baril, Neil F., Sazio, Pier J.A., Badding, John V. and Gopalan, Venkatraman (2012) A magnifying fiber element with an array of sub-wavelength Ge/ZnSe pixel waveguides for infrared imaging Applied Physics Letters, 101, (2), 021108-[5p]. (doi:10.1063/1.4734787).

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Abstract

We demonstrate an array of tapered Ge-core/ZnSe-cladding waveguides in a silica fiber matrix for infrared image transfer and a pixel magnification of 3.5× at 3.39µm and 10.64µm wavelengths. The structure was synthesized by a high-pressure chemical vapor deposition technique to deposit the semiconductor waveguides within the holes of a silica based microstructured optical fiber. The core/cladding structure reduces the optical propagation loss through the waveguides, and good isolation between the pixels is demonstrated. With further material improvements, these structures could be useful for applications such as infrared endoscopic imaging.

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Published date: 2012
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 356358
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/356358
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 38bc1f1a-a1b5-4e73-9015-78534b4dabb8
ORCID for Pier J.A. Sazio: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6506-9266

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Date deposited: 16 Sep 2013 11:11
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:39

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Author: Mahesh Krishnamurthi
Author: Eftihia Barnes
Author: Justin R. Sparks
Author: Rongrui He
Author: Neil F. Baril
Author: Pier J.A. Sazio ORCID iD
Author: John V. Badding
Author: Venkatraman Gopalan

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