Abstract

Microstructured polymer optical fibers represent quite new technology that is still in the research and development stage. However, some advances and possible applications are available even now. One of these is the possibility of filling the fibers with various fluids to enhance or modify some of their characteristics. Filling fibers with fluorescent dyes is a good method to describe how the filled fiber behaves and to demonstrate sensing applications.

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M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
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M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
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A. Argyros, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres,” J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 1571-1579 (2009).
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J. Vanda, J. Necesany, J. Skapa, V. Vasinek, M. A. van Eijekelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, “Nonlinear effects in microstructured polymer optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6588, 65880R (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bachmann, A.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barton, G.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barton, G. W.

Basset, I.

Basset, I. M.

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Birks, T. A.

de Fornel, F.

F. de Fornel, “Evanescent Waves: From Newtonian Optics to Atomic Optics,” Vol. 73 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2001),

de Sterke, C. M.

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fleming, S.

Fleming, S. C.

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Henry, G.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Issa, N. A.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Klein, K. F.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Knight, J. C.

Large, M. C. J.

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, J. Skapa, V. Vasinek, M. A. van Eijekelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, “Nonlinear effects in microstructured polymer optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6588, 65880R (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Xue, M. C. J. Large, G. W. Barton, R. I. Tanner, L. Poladian, and R. Lwin, “Role of material properties and drawing conditions in the fabrication of microstructured optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 853-860 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lwin, R.

Manos, S.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marsalek, L.

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, L. Marsalek, and V. Vasinek, “Basic characterization of suspended-core microstructured polymer optical fiber,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Radioelektronika Conference (IEEE, 2007).
[CrossRef]

McPhedran, R. C.

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Necesany, J.

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, J. Skapa, V. Vasinek, M. A. van Eijekelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, “Nonlinear effects in microstructured polymer optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6588, 65880R (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, L. Marsalek, and V. Vasinek, “Basic characterization of suspended-core microstructured polymer optical fiber,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Radioelektronika Conference (IEEE, 2007).
[CrossRef]

Nicorovici, N. A. P.

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Poisel, H.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pok, W.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Poladian, L.

S. C. Xue, M. C. J. Large, G. W. Barton, R. I. Tanner, L. Poladian, and R. Lwin, “Role of material properties and drawing conditions in the fabrication of microstructured optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 853-860 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ranka, J. K.

Russell, P. St. J.

Skapa, J.

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, J. Skapa, V. Vasinek, M. A. van Eijekelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, “Nonlinear effects in microstructured polymer optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6588, 65880R (2007).
[CrossRef]

Stentz, A. J.

Tanner, R. I.

van Eijekelenborg, M. A.

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, J. Skapa, V. Vasinek, M. A. van Eijekelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, “Nonlinear effects in microstructured polymer optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6588, 65880R (2007).
[CrossRef]

van Eijkelenborg, M. A.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vanda, J.

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, J. Skapa, V. Vasinek, M. A. van Eijekelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, “Nonlinear effects in microstructured polymer optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6588, 65880R (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, L. Marsalek, and V. Vasinek, “Basic characterization of suspended-core microstructured polymer optical fiber,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Radioelektronika Conference (IEEE, 2007).
[CrossRef]

Vasinek, V.

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, J. Skapa, V. Vasinek, M. A. van Eijekelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, “Nonlinear effects in microstructured polymer optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6588, 65880R (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, L. Marsalek, and V. Vasinek, “Basic characterization of suspended-core microstructured polymer optical fiber,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Radioelektronika Conference (IEEE, 2007).
[CrossRef]

Windeler, R. S.

Xue, S. C.

Zagari, J.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Basset, S. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Opt. Express , 9, 319-327 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Electron. Lett.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M. C. J. Large, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, K. F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, and J. Zagari, “Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 40592-593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

M. C. J. Large, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. M. Basset, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: progress and promise,” Proc. SPIE 4616, 105-116 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, J. Skapa, V. Vasinek, M. A. van Eijekelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, “Nonlinear effects in microstructured polymer optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 6588, 65880R (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other

http://www.invitrogen.com/site/us/en/home/support/Research-Tools/Fluorescence-SpectraViewer.reg.us.html.

F. de Fornel, “Evanescent Waves: From Newtonian Optics to Atomic Optics,” Vol. 73 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, 2001),

J. Vanda, J. Necesany, L. Marsalek, and V. Vasinek, “Basic characterization of suspended-core microstructured polymer optical fiber,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Radioelektronika Conference (IEEE, 2007).
[CrossRef]

http://www.crystal-fibre.com/datasheets/MM-HNA-5.pdf.

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Figures (6)

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Fig. 1

Cross sections of suspended-core MPOFs used in the experiments.

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Spectral attenuation of suspended-core MPOF visible wavelengths.

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Measurement arrangement: (1) light source, (2) focusing objective, (3) input connector, (4) mode filter, (5) filled fiber sample, (6) connecting element with filter holder, (7) laboratory-grade patch cord optical fiber assembly, (8) spectrum analyzer.

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Excitation-emission characteristics of fibers filled with FITC solutions.

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Excitation-emission characteristics of fibers filled with Nile Blue solutions.

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Emission obtained from fluorescent dye-filled samples at peak wavelengths; all the samples had lengths of 0.5 m. We used the data from a sample filled with a blank solution (10% alcohol in water) to determine the fluorescence.

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Table 1 Attenuation Values for Certain Wavelengths

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Table 2 Fluorescence Intensities for Used Dyes at Peak Wavelengths as Plotted in Fig. 6

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