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Selective semiconductor filling of microstructured optical fibers

Justin R.Sparks1, Jennifer L.Esbenshade1, Rongrui He1, Noel Healy2, Todd D.Day1, Derek W.Keefer1, Pier J.A.Sazio2, Anna C.Peacock2, and John V.Badding1

1. Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 USA
2. Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Abstract

A novel selective filling technique has been developed for the patterning of semiconductor materials in microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) based on waveguide curing of epoxy filled capillary holes. The technique is compatible with the high pressures required for the semiconductor deposition and allows for quick and convenient selective filling, or coating, of complex designs in a range of MOF hole sizes and spacings. A variety of semiconductor filled MOFs have been demonstrated including the patterning of different materials within selected holes. The ability to selectively fill MOFs with multiple semiconductor materials is a step towards developing arrays of both passive and active all-fiber optoelectronic devices.


Journal of Lightwave Technology (2011) Vol.29(13) pp.2005-2008

doi: 10.1109/JLT.2011.2156384

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