Abstract

A novel and highly versatile doping method has been developed to allow active dopants, including materials incompatible with the polymer matrix, to be incorporated into microstructured polymer optical fibers through the use of nanoparticles. The incorporation of quantum dots and silica nanoparticles containing Rhodamine isothiocyanate is demonstrated.

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2007 (1)

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (6)

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. E. Finlayson, “Comment on ‘Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers’ [Physica E 26 (2005) 377–381],” Physica E 31, 107–108 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Response to comment on “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 31, 109–110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

H. C. Y. Yu, C. Barbe, K. Finnie, F. Ladouceur, D. Ng, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, “Fluorescence from nano-particle doped optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 42, 620–621(2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. S. J. Russell, “Photonic-Crystal Fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4729–4749 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 26, 377–381 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (5)

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari, and F. Cox, “Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Express 12, 1966–1971 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Argyros, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. D. Jackson, and R. P. Mildren, “Microstructured polymer fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1882–1884 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

X. He, J. Duan, K. Wang, W. Tan, X. Lin, and C. He, “A novel fluorescent label based on organic dyedoped silica nanoparticles for HepG liver cancer cell recognition,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 585–589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, and J. Zagari, “Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325–335 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

J. H. Liu, H. Y. Wang, and C. H. Ho, “Fabrication and Characterization of Gradient Refractive Index Plastic Rods Containing Inorganic Nanoparticles,” J. Polym. Res. 10, 13–20 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

A. Kurian, N. A. George, B. Paul, V. P. N. Nampoori, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, “Studies on fluorescence efficiency and photodegeneration of rhodamine 6G doped PMMA using a dual beam thermal lens technique,” Laser Chem. 20, 99–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

X. Xingsheng, M. Hai, Z. Qijing, and Z. Yunsheng, “Properties of Raman spectra and laser-induced birefringence in polymethyl methacrylate optical fibres,” J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Op. 4, 237–242 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

2000 (1)

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

W. C. W. Chan and S. M. Nie, “Quantum dot bioconjugates for ultrasensitive nonisotopic detection,” Science 281, 2016–2018 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1996 (1)

A. Horikawa, K. Yamaguchi, M. Inoue, T. Fujii, and K. I. Arai, “Magneto-optical effect of films with nanoclustered cobalt particles dispersed in PMMA plastics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A 217– 218, 348–352 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

N. A. M. Verhaegh and A. van Blaaderen, “Dispersions of Rhodamine-labeled silica spheres: synthesis, characterization, and fluorescence confocal scanning laser microscopy,” Langmuir 10, 1427–1438 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Arai, K. I.

A. Horikawa, K. Yamaguchi, M. Inoue, T. Fujii, and K. I. Arai, “Magneto-optical effect of films with nanoclustered cobalt particles dispersed in PMMA plastics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A 217– 218, 348–352 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Argyros, A.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari, and F. Cox, “Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Express 12, 1966–1971 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Argyros, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. D. Jackson, and R. P. Mildren, “Microstructured polymer fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1882–1884 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

F. Cox, A. Michie, G. Henry, M. Large, S. Ponrathnam, and A. Argyros, “Poling and Doping of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, Seattle 14–17 September 2003. pp. 89–92.

Barbe, C.

H. C. Y. Yu, C. Barbe, K. Finnie, F. Ladouceur, D. Ng, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, “Fluorescence from nano-particle doped optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 42, 620–621(2006).
[CrossRef]

Barbé, C.

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bartlett, J.

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barton, G.

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, and J. Zagari, “Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325–335 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barton, G. W.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bassett, I.

Bassett, I. M.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Beveratos, A.

A. Beveratos, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Nonclassical radiation from diamond nanocrystals,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 061802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Brouri, R.

A. Beveratos, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Nonclassical radiation from diamond nanocrystals,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 061802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bush, A.

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Calleja, G.

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Calleja, S.

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Carlie, N.

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chan, W. C. W.

W. C. W. Chan and S. M. Nie, “Quantum dot bioconjugates for ultrasensitive nonisotopic detection,” Science 281, 2016–2018 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cox, F.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari, and F. Cox, “Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Express 12, 1966–1971 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Cox, A. Michie, G. Henry, M. Large, S. Ponrathnam, and A. Argyros, “Poling and Doping of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, Seattle 14–17 September 2003. pp. 89–92.

Cui, D.

I. Voitenko, J. F. Muth, M. Gerhold, D. Cui, and J. Xu, “Tunable photoluminescence of polymer doped with PbSe quantum dots,” Mat. Sci. Eng. C. (to be published).

Duan, J.

X. He, J. Duan, K. Wang, W. Tan, X. Lin, and C. He, “A novel fluorescent label based on organic dyedoped silica nanoparticles for HepG liver cancer cell recognition,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 585–589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Finlayson, C. E.

C. E. Finlayson, “Comment on ‘Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers’ [Physica E 26 (2005) 377–381],” Physica E 31, 107–108 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Finnie, K.

H. C. Y. Yu, C. Barbe, K. Finnie, F. Ladouceur, D. Ng, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, “Fluorescence from nano-particle doped optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 42, 620–621(2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fleming, S.

Fujii, T.

A. Horikawa, K. Yamaguchi, M. Inoue, T. Fujii, and K. I. Arai, “Magneto-optical effect of films with nanoclustered cobalt particles dispersed in PMMA plastics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A 217– 218, 348–352 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Gacoin, T.

A. Beveratos, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Nonclassical radiation from diamond nanocrystals,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 061802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

García, M.

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

George, N. A.

A. Kurian, N. A. George, B. Paul, V. P. N. Nampoori, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, “Studies on fluorescence efficiency and photodegeneration of rhodamine 6G doped PMMA using a dual beam thermal lens technique,” Laser Chem. 20, 99–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Gerhold, M.

I. Voitenko, J. F. Muth, M. Gerhold, D. Cui, and J. Xu, “Tunable photoluminescence of polymer doped with PbSe quantum dots,” Mat. Sci. Eng. C. (to be published).

Grangier, P.

A. Beveratos, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Nonclassical radiation from diamond nanocrystals,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 061802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Griffin, J.

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hai, M.

X. Xingsheng, M. Hai, Z. Qijing, and Z. Yunsheng, “Properties of Raman spectra and laser-induced birefringence in polymethyl methacrylate optical fibres,” J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Op. 4, 237–242 (2002).
[CrossRef]

He, C.

X. He, J. Duan, K. Wang, W. Tan, X. Lin, and C. He, “A novel fluorescent label based on organic dyedoped silica nanoparticles for HepG liver cancer cell recognition,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 585–589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

He, X.

X. He, J. Duan, K. Wang, W. Tan, X. Lin, and C. He, “A novel fluorescent label based on organic dyedoped silica nanoparticles for HepG liver cancer cell recognition,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 585–589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Henry, G.

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, and J. Zagari, “Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325–335 (2004).
[CrossRef]

F. Cox, A. Michie, G. Henry, M. Large, S. Ponrathnam, and A. Argyros, “Poling and Doping of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, Seattle 14–17 September 2003. pp. 89–92.

Hernández, F. E.

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ho, C. H.

J. H. Liu, H. Y. Wang, and C. H. Ho, “Fabrication and Characterization of Gradient Refractive Index Plastic Rods Containing Inorganic Nanoparticles,” J. Polym. Res. 10, 13–20 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Holton, C.

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Response to comment on “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 31, 109–110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 26, 377–381 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Horikawa, A.

A. Horikawa, K. Yamaguchi, M. Inoue, T. Fujii, and K. I. Arai, “Magneto-optical effect of films with nanoclustered cobalt particles dispersed in PMMA plastics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A 217– 218, 348–352 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Imai, N.

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, M.

A. Horikawa, K. Yamaguchi, M. Inoue, T. Fujii, and K. I. Arai, “Magneto-optical effect of films with nanoclustered cobalt particles dispersed in PMMA plastics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A 217– 218, 348–352 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Issa, N.

Jackson, S. D.

Jubera, V.

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Koike, Y.

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kong, L.

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kurian, A.

A. Kurian, N. A. George, B. Paul, V. P. N. Nampoori, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, “Studies on fluorescence efficiency and photodegeneration of rhodamine 6G doped PMMA using a dual beam thermal lens technique,” Laser Chem. 20, 99–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kuriki, K.

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ladouceur, F.

H. C. Y. Yu, C. Barbe, K. Finnie, F. Ladouceur, D. Ng, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, “Fluorescence from nano-particle doped optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 42, 620–621(2006).
[CrossRef]

Large, M.

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

F. Cox, A. Michie, G. Henry, M. Large, S. Ponrathnam, and A. Argyros, “Poling and Doping of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, Seattle 14–17 September 2003. pp. 89–92.

Large, M. C. J.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari, and F. Cox, “Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Express 12, 1966–1971 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, and J. Zagari, “Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325–335 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Larkin, M.

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lee, E.

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lin, H. Q.

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lin, X.

X. He, J. Duan, K. Wang, W. Tan, X. Lin, and C. He, “A novel fluorescent label based on organic dyedoped silica nanoparticles for HepG liver cancer cell recognition,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 585–589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, J. H.

J. H. Liu, H. Y. Wang, and C. H. Ho, “Fabrication and Characterization of Gradient Refractive Index Plastic Rods Containing Inorganic Nanoparticles,” J. Polym. Res. 10, 13–20 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lwin, R.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Manos, S.

Martijn de Sterke, C.

McPhedran, R.

Meissner, K. E.

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Response to comment on “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 31, 109–110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 26, 377–381 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Michie, A.

F. Cox, A. Michie, G. Henry, M. Large, S. Ponrathnam, and A. Argyros, “Poling and Doping of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, Seattle 14–17 September 2003. pp. 89–92.

Mildren, R. P.

Muth, J. F.

I. Voitenko, J. F. Muth, M. Gerhold, D. Cui, and J. Xu, “Tunable photoluminescence of polymer doped with PbSe quantum dots,” Mat. Sci. Eng. C. (to be published).

Nampoori, V. P. N.

A. Kurian, N. A. George, B. Paul, V. P. N. Nampoori, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, “Studies on fluorescence efficiency and photodegeneration of rhodamine 6G doped PMMA using a dual beam thermal lens technique,” Laser Chem. 20, 99–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ng, D.

H. C. Y. Yu, C. Barbe, K. Finnie, F. Ladouceur, D. Ng, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, “Fluorescence from nano-particle doped optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 42, 620–621(2006).
[CrossRef]

Nicorovici, N. A.

Nie, S. M.

W. C. W. Chan and S. M. Nie, “Quantum dot bioconjugates for ultrasensitive nonisotopic detection,” Science 281, 2016–2018 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nishihara, S.

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Okamoto, Y.

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Paul, B.

A. Kurian, N. A. George, B. Paul, V. P. N. Nampoori, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, “Studies on fluorescence efficiency and photodegeneration of rhodamine 6G doped PMMA using a dual beam thermal lens technique,” Laser Chem. 20, 99–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Petit, L.

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Poizat, J.-P.

A. Beveratos, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Nonclassical radiation from diamond nanocrystals,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 061802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ponrathnam, S.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari, and F. Cox, “Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Express 12, 1966–1971 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Cox, A. Michie, G. Henry, M. Large, S. Ponrathnam, and A. Argyros, “Poling and Doping of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, Seattle 14–17 September 2003. pp. 89–92.

Pujari, N. S.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari, and F. Cox, “Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Express 12, 1966–1971 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Qijing, Z.

X. Xingsheng, M. Hai, Z. Qijing, and Z. Yunsheng, “Properties of Raman spectra and laser-induced birefringence in polymethyl methacrylate optical fibres,” J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Op. 4, 237–242 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, K.

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Russell, P. S. J.

Smith, J.

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Spillman, W. B.

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Response to comment on “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 31, 109–110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 26, 377–381 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tagaya, A.

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tamura, T.

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tan, W.

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. He, J. Duan, K. Wang, W. Tan, X. Lin, and C. He, “A novel fluorescent label based on organic dyedoped silica nanoparticles for HepG liver cancer cell recognition,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 585–589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vallabhan, C. P. G.

A. Kurian, N. A. George, B. Paul, V. P. N. Nampoori, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, “Studies on fluorescence efficiency and photodegeneration of rhodamine 6G doped PMMA using a dual beam thermal lens technique,” Laser Chem. 20, 99–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

van Blaaderen, A.

N. A. M. Verhaegh and A. van Blaaderen, “Dispersions of Rhodamine-labeled silica spheres: synthesis, characterization, and fluorescence confocal scanning laser microscopy,” Langmuir 10, 1427–1438 (1994).
[CrossRef]

van Eijkelenborg, M.

van Eijkelenborg, M. A.

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

H. C. Y. Yu, C. Barbe, K. Finnie, F. Ladouceur, D. Ng, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, “Fluorescence from nano-particle doped optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 42, 620–621(2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, and J. Zagari, “Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325–335 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Argyros, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. D. Jackson, and R. P. Mildren, “Microstructured polymer fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1882–1884 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Verhaegh, N. A. M.

N. A. M. Verhaegh and A. van Blaaderen, “Dispersions of Rhodamine-labeled silica spheres: synthesis, characterization, and fluorescence confocal scanning laser microscopy,” Langmuir 10, 1427–1438 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Voitenko, I.

I. Voitenko, J. F. Muth, M. Gerhold, D. Cui, and J. Xu, “Tunable photoluminescence of polymer doped with PbSe quantum dots,” Mat. Sci. Eng. C. (to be published).

Wang, H. Y.

J. H. Liu, H. Y. Wang, and C. H. Ho, “Fabrication and Characterization of Gradient Refractive Index Plastic Rods Containing Inorganic Nanoparticles,” J. Polym. Res. 10, 13–20 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, K.

X. He, J. Duan, K. Wang, W. Tan, X. Lin, and C. He, “A novel fluorescent label based on organic dyedoped silica nanoparticles for HepG liver cancer cell recognition,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 585–589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, L.

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wu, Y.

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xingsheng, X.

X. Xingsheng, M. Hai, Z. Qijing, and Z. Yunsheng, “Properties of Raman spectra and laser-induced birefringence in polymethyl methacrylate optical fibres,” J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Op. 4, 237–242 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Voitenko, J. F. Muth, M. Gerhold, D. Cui, and J. Xu, “Tunable photoluminescence of polymer doped with PbSe quantum dots,” Mat. Sci. Eng. C. (to be published).

Yamaguchi, K.

A. Horikawa, K. Yamaguchi, M. Inoue, T. Fujii, and K. I. Arai, “Magneto-optical effect of films with nanoclustered cobalt particles dispersed in PMMA plastics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A 217– 218, 348–352 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Yao, G.

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yu, H. C. Y.

H. C. Y. Yu, C. Barbe, K. Finnie, F. Ladouceur, D. Ng, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, “Fluorescence from nano-particle doped optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 42, 620–621(2006).
[CrossRef]

Yunsheng, Z.

X. Xingsheng, M. Hai, Z. Qijing, and Z. Yunsheng, “Properties of Raman spectra and laser-induced birefringence in polymethyl methacrylate optical fibres,” J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Op. 4, 237–242 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zagari, J.

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, and J. Zagari, “Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325–335 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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

Zhao, W.

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adv. Mater. (1)

C. Barbé, J. Bartlett, L. Kong, K. Finnie, H. Q. Lin, M. Larkin, S. Calleja, A. Bush, and G. Calleja, “Silica Particles: A Novel Drug-Delivery System,” Adv. Mater. 16, 1959–1966 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Anal Bioanal Chem (1)

G. Yao, L. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Smith, J. Xu, W. Zhao, E. Lee, and W. Tan, “FloDots: luminescent nanoparticles,” Anal Bioanal Chem 385, 518–524 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Electron. Lett. (1)

H. C. Y. Yu, C. Barbe, K. Finnie, F. Ladouceur, D. Ng, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, “Fluorescence from nano-particle doped optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 42, 620–621(2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonic Tech. L. (1)

K. Kuriki, T. Kobayashi, N. Imai, T. Tamura, S. Nishihara, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, and Y. Okamoto, “Fabrication and properties of polymer optical fibers containing Nd-Chelate,” IEEE Photonic Tech. L. 12, 989–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. (1)

X. He, J. Duan, K. Wang, W. Tan, X. Lin, and C. He, “A novel fluorescent label based on organic dyedoped silica nanoparticles for HepG liver cancer cell recognition,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 585–589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Op. (1)

X. Xingsheng, M. Hai, Z. Qijing, and Z. Yunsheng, “Properties of Raman spectra and laser-induced birefringence in polymethyl methacrylate optical fibres,” J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Op. 4, 237–242 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Polym. Res. (1)

J. H. Liu, H. Y. Wang, and C. H. Ho, “Fabrication and Characterization of Gradient Refractive Index Plastic Rods Containing Inorganic Nanoparticles,” J. Polym. Res. 10, 13–20 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Langmuir (1)

N. A. M. Verhaegh and A. van Blaaderen, “Dispersions of Rhodamine-labeled silica spheres: synthesis, characterization, and fluorescence confocal scanning laser microscopy,” Langmuir 10, 1427–1438 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Laser Chem. (1)

A. Kurian, N. A. George, B. Paul, V. P. N. Nampoori, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, “Studies on fluorescence efficiency and photodegeneration of rhodamine 6G doped PMMA using a dual beam thermal lens technique,” Laser Chem. 20, 99–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mater. Lett. (1)

L. Petit, J. Griffin, N. Carlie, V. Jubera, M. García, F. E. Hernández, and K. Richardson, “Luminescence properties of Eu3+ or Dy3+/Au co-doped SiO2 nanoparticles,” Mater. Lett. 61, 2879–2882 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mater. Sci. Eng. A (1)

A. Horikawa, K. Yamaguchi, M. Inoue, T. Fujii, and K. I. Arai, “Magneto-optical effect of films with nanoclustered cobalt particles dispersed in PMMA plastics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A 217– 218, 348–352 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (1)

M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Ponrathnam, N. S. Pujari, I. M. Bassett, R. Lwin, and G. W. Barton. “Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New opportunities and challenges,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219–231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, and J. Zagari, “Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325–335 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. Beveratos, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Nonclassical radiation from diamond nanocrystals,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 061802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Physica E (3)

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 26, 377–381 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. E. Finlayson, “Comment on ‘Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers’ [Physica E 26 (2005) 377–381],” Physica E 31, 107–108 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. E. Meissner, C. Holton, and W. B. Spillman, “Response to comment on “Optical characterization of quantum dots entrained in microstructured optical fibers,” Physica E 31, 109–110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

W. C. W. Chan and S. M. Nie, “Quantum dot bioconjugates for ultrasensitive nonisotopic detection,” Science 281, 2016–2018 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

F. Cox, A. Michie, G. Henry, M. Large, S. Ponrathnam, and A. Argyros, “Poling and Doping of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, Seattle 14–17 September 2003. pp. 89–92.

I. Voitenko, J. F. Muth, M. Gerhold, D. Cui, and J. Xu, “Tunable photoluminescence of polymer doped with PbSe quantum dots,” Mat. Sci. Eng. C. (to be published).

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Transmission Electron Microscope images of silica nanoparticles containing encapsulated RITC dye molecules. (a) The ‘core’ particles after 48 hrs growth (~60 nm in diameter), (b) particles after one shell has been added (~125 nm in diameter), and (c) particles after two shells have been added to the core (~185 nm in diameter).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Intermediate size preform with an external diameter of 11mm, (b) dye-doped mPOF, endface viewed in reflection, and (c) central region where the nanoparticles are present can be clearly seen when viewed in transmission – note that the white ring surrounding the core is the undoped PMMA sleeve used. The (pink) fluorescence is guided between the sleeve and the thin bridges at the edge of the core.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) ‘Hops Yellow’ quantum dots - (i) embedded in a suspended-core mPOF and (ii) in a toluene suspension - excited by a (15 mW) 532 nm semiconductor laser; (b) dye-doped silica nanoparticles - (i) embedded in suspended core mPOF and (ii) suspended in toluene - excited by the same 532 nm laser.

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Si ( OR ) 4 + x H 2 O Si ( OR ) 4 x ( OH ) x + x ROH ,
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Si-OH + HO-Si Si-O-Si + H 2 O ,

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