1 June 2010 Colloidal photonic crystal self-assembled onto the side of an optical fiber: fabrication and characterization
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Abstract
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, Daofu Han, "Colloidal photonic crystal self-assembled onto the side of an optical fiber: fabrication and characterization," Optical Engineering 49(6), 063401 (1 June 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3431656 . Submission:
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