Microchannels in conventional single-mode fibers

Yicheng Lai, K. Zhou, L. Zhang, I. Bennion

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Microchannels are fabricated into conventional single-mode fibers by femtosecond laser processing and chemical etching. Fabrication limitations imposed by the fiber geometry are highlighted and resolved through a simple technique without compromising fabrication flexibility. A microfluidic fiber device consisting of a 4 μm wide microchannel that intersects the fiber core for refractive index sensing is further demonstrated. © 2006 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2559-2561
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number17
Early online date9 Aug 2006
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006

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© 2006 Optical Society of America.
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