Recent Advances of the Polymer Micro/Nanofiber Fluorescence Waveguide
AbstractSubwavelength optical micro/nanofibers have several advantages, such as compact optical wave field and large specific surface area, which make them widely used as basic building blocks in the field of micro-nano optical waveguide and photonic devices. Among them, polymer micro/nanofibers are among the first choices for constructing micro-nano photonic components and miniaturized integrated optical paths, as they have good mechanical properties and tunable photonic properties. At the same time, the structures of polymer chains, aggregated structures, and artificial microstructures all have unique effects on photons. These waveguided micro/nanofibers can be made up of not only luminescent conjugated polymers, but also nonluminous matrix polymers doped with luminescent dyes (organic and inorganic luminescent particles, etc.) due to the outstanding compatibility of polymers. This paper summarizes the recent progress of the light-propagated mechanism, novel design, controllable fabrication, optical modulation, high performance, and wide applications of the polymer micro/nanofiber fluorescence waveguide. The focus is on the methods for simplifying the preparation process and modulating the waveguided photon parameters. In addition, developing new polymer materials for optical transmission and improving transmission efficiency is discussed in detail. It is proposed that the multifunctional heterojunctions based on the arrangement and combination of polymer-waveguided micro/nanofibers would be an important trend toward the construction of more novel and complex photonic devices. It is of great significance to study and optimize the optical waveguide and photonic components of polymer micro/nanofibers for the development of intelligent optical chips and miniaturized integrated optical circuits. View Full-Text
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Xia, H.; Chen, T.; Hu, C.; Xie, K. Recent Advances of the Polymer Micro/Nanofiber Fluorescence Waveguide. Polymers 2018, 10, 1086.
Xia H, Chen T, Hu C, Xie K. Recent Advances of the Polymer Micro/Nanofiber Fluorescence Waveguide. Polymers. 2018; 10(10):1086.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xia, Hongyan; Chen, Tingkuo; Hu, Chang; Xie, Kang. 2018. "Recent Advances of the Polymer Micro/Nanofiber Fluorescence Waveguide." Polymers 10, no. 10: 1086.
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