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Lithography assisted fiber-drawing nanomanufacturing

Lithography assisted fiber-drawing nanomanufacturing
Lithography assisted fiber-drawing nanomanufacturing
We present a high-throughput and scalable technique for the production of metal nanowires embedded in glass fibres by taking advantage of thin film properties and patterning techniques commonly used in planar microfabrication. This hybrid process enables the fabrication of single nanowires and nanowire arrays encased in a preform material within a single fibre draw, providing an alternative to costly and time-consuming iterative fibre drawing. This method allows the combination of materials with different thermal properties to create functional optoelectronic nanostructures. As a proof of principle of the potential of this technique, centimetre long gold nanowires (bulk Tm = 1064°C) embedded in silicate glass fibres (Tg = 567°C) were drawn in a single step with high aspect ratios (>104); such nanowires can be released from the glass matrix and show relatively high electrical conductivity. Overall, this fabrication method could enable mass manufacturing of metallic nanowires for plasmonics and nonlinear optics applications, as well as the integration of functional multimaterial structures for completely fiberised optoelectronic devices.
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Gholipour, Behrad
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Bastock, Paul
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Cui, Long
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Craig, Chris
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Khan, Khouler
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Hewak, Daniel
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Soci, Cesare
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Gholipour, Behrad
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Cui, Long
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Craig, Chris
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Khan, Khouler
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Gholipour, Behrad, Bastock, Paul, Cui, Long, Craig, Chris, Khan, Khouler, Hewak, Daniel and Soci, Cesare (2016) Lithography assisted fiber-drawing nanomanufacturing. Scientific Reports, 6 (35409), 1-8. (doi:10.1038/srep35409).

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Abstract

We present a high-throughput and scalable technique for the production of metal nanowires embedded in glass fibres by taking advantage of thin film properties and patterning techniques commonly used in planar microfabrication. This hybrid process enables the fabrication of single nanowires and nanowire arrays encased in a preform material within a single fibre draw, providing an alternative to costly and time-consuming iterative fibre drawing. This method allows the combination of materials with different thermal properties to create functional optoelectronic nanostructures. As a proof of principle of the potential of this technique, centimetre long gold nanowires (bulk Tm = 1064°C) embedded in silicate glass fibres (Tg = 567°C) were drawn in a single step with high aspect ratios (>104); such nanowires can be released from the glass matrix and show relatively high electrical conductivity. Overall, this fabrication method could enable mass manufacturing of metallic nanowires for plasmonics and nonlinear optics applications, as well as the integration of functional multimaterial structures for completely fiberised optoelectronic devices.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 September 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 October 2016
Published date: 14 October 2016
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 401817
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/401817
PURE UUID: f27a5770-5107-4789-88d7-8b2c09d0852c
ORCID for Chris Craig: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6919-4294
ORCID for Daniel Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773

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Date deposited: 21 Oct 2016 13:14
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:01

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Author: Behrad Gholipour
Author: Paul Bastock
Author: Long Cui
Author: Chris Craig ORCID iD
Author: Khouler Khan
Author: Daniel Hewak ORCID iD
Author: Cesare Soci

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