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Materials Development for Next Generation Optical Fiber
Materials 2014, 7(6), 4567-4573; doi:10.3390/ma7064567

Superlattice Microstructured Optical Fiber

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Received: 9 May 2014 / Revised: 4 June 2014 / Accepted: 4 June 2014 / Published: 16 June 2014
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A generic three-stage stack-and-draw method is demonstrated for the fabrication of complex-microstructured optical fibers. We report the fabrication and characterization of a silica superlattice microstructured fiber with more than 800 rhomboidally arranged air-holes. A polarization-maintaining fiber with a birefringence of 8.5 × 10−4 is demonstrated. The birefringent property of the fiber is found to be highly insensitive to external environmental effects, such as pressure.
Keywords: superlattice; birefringent; photonic crystal fiber; sensing; microstructured fiber superlattice; birefringent; photonic crystal fiber; sensing; microstructured fiber
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Tse, M.-L.V.; Liu, Z.; Cho, L.-H.; Lu, C.; Wai, P.-K.A.; Tam, H.-Y. Superlattice Microstructured Optical Fiber. Materials 2014, 7, 4567-4573.

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