Tunable devices based on dynamic positioning of micro-fluids in micro-structured optical fiber

C. Kerbage, R. S. Windeler, B. J. Eggleton, P. Mach, M. Dolinski, John A Rogers

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Abstract

We present an approach for manipulating light in an optical micro-structured photonic crystal fiber by displacing and positioning micro-fluids along the air-holes of the fiber. Efficient interaction is achieved between modal fields and fluids incorporated in the air-hole at certain positions along the fiber. This interaction is studied by using beam propagation method. We describe here two different systems of this type: one that allows for variable-wavelength-selective attenuation and another that provides switchable broadband attenuation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume204
Issue number1-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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