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Simultaneous tapering and crystallisation of silicon core optical fibres

Healy, N., Peacock, A.C., Sparks, J.R., Baril, N.F., Sazio, P.J.A. and Badding, J.V. (2009) Simultaneous tapering and crystallisation of silicon core optical fibres At European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) 2009.

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Silicon photonics is an increasingly active and exciting research topic that owes much to the excellent optical material properties of silicon. Crystalline silicon has a high refractive index (~ 3.48 @ 1.5 µm), a low loss transmission window between 1.2 µm - 6.7 µm, and a large third order optical nonlinearity (orders of magnitude greater than that of silica) making it a highly attractive material for photonic device miniaturisation. A new class of silicon waveguide, the silicon optical fibre, consists of a silicon core and a silica cladding and offers new possibilities within silicon photonics. To truly exploit the nonlinear properties of this fibre, control over its waveguiding characteristics is desirable.

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Published date: 14 June 2009
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) 2009, 2009-06-14


Local EPrints ID: 78962
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4080-1
PURE UUID: 2a3f8b99-db9c-43f5-8ed1-8fdfc09aeeb8
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Date deposited: 19 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:20

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Author: N. Healy
Author: A.C. Peacock ORCID iD
Author: J.R. Sparks
Author: N.F. Baril
Author: P.J.A. Sazio ORCID iD
Author: J.V. Badding

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