Fabrication of robust optical fibers by controlling film drainage of colloids in capillaries

Shin Hyun Kim, Hyerim Hwang, Seung Man Yang

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Abstract

Photonic crystal fibers have been created using the spontaneous crystallization of colloidal particles in a photocurable resin coated on the inner wall of microcapillaries. The controlled deposition of films on the microcapillaries allows the thickness and number of layers in the photonic crystal fibers to be controlled. A stop band in a colloidal photonic crystal fiber can enhance the efficiency of light guidance (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3601-3605
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume51
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Apr 2012

Keywords

  • band gap
  • colloidal crystals
  • optical fibers
  • photonic crystals
  • photonic glass

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