Optical Fabrication

Colloidal photonic crystal self-assembled onto the side of an optical fiber: fabrication and characterization

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Haitao Yan, Zhiqiang Zhen, Xiaoyan Zhao, Zhengxin Tang, Xinzhong Li

Henan University of Science & Technology, College of Physics and Engineering, No. 48, Xinyuan Road, Luoyang 471003 China

Daofu Han

Nanchang University, Physics Experiment Center, Nanchang 33003 China

Opt. Eng. 49(6), 063401 (June 03, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3431656
History: Received June 25, 2009; Revised March 21, 2010; Accepted April 06, 2010; Published June 03, 2010
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A method of fabricating a colloidal photonic crystal self-assembled onto an optical fiber’s cladding is proposed. The coating of a single-mode fiber was removed, the cladding was exposed, and colloidal photonic crystal was overcladding through isothermal heating evaporation-induced self-assembly. The photonic crystal cylindrical annulus is characterized by optical and scanning electron microscopy. The optical characterization was analyzed and carried out followed by detailed discussion. The measurement results show a 1545.5-nm bandgap by optical transmission spectroscopy. The results also demonstrate a practical means of enveloping macro- or microcurved surfaces with three-dimensional photonic crystals.

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Haitao Yan ; Zhiqiang Zhen ; Xiaoyan Zhao ; Zhengxin Tang ; Xinzhong Li, et al.
"Colloidal photonic crystal self-assembled onto the side of an optical fiber: fabrication and characterization", Opt. Eng. 49(6), 063401 (June 03, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3431656


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