Abstract

Multiple precision selective micro-filling of a structured optical fibre using three luminescent dyes enables the simultaneous capture of red, blue and green luminescence within the core to generate white light. The technology opens up a new approach to integration and superposition of the properties of multiple materials to create unique composite properties within structured waveguides.

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C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Canning, B. C. Gibson, J. R. Rabeau, A. P. Mancuso, M. Aslund, and S. T. Huntington, "Air-Clad Optical Fibre Filament for Generating Broadband Radiation," Opt. Commun. 273, 379-382 (2007).
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H. R. Sørenson, J. Canning, J. Laesggard, and K. Hansom, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Martelli, J. Canning, M. Kristensen, and N. Groothoff, "Refractive index measurement within a photonic crystal fibre based on short wavelength diffraction," Sensors 7, 2492-2498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Martelli, P. Olivero, J. Canning, N. Groothoff, B. Gibson, and S. Huntington, "Micromachining structured optical fibres using focussed ion beam (FIB) milling," Opt. Lett. 32, 1575-1577 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Martelli, J. Canning, B. Gibson, and S. Huntington, "Bend loss in structured optical fibres," Opt. Express 15, 17639-17644 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

2005

2004

Y. Huang, Y. Xue, and A. Yariv, "Fabrication of functional microstructured optical fibers through a selective filling technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002

J. Canning, E. Buckley, N. Groothoff, B-L. Davies, and J. Zagari, "UV Laser Cleaving of Air-Polymer Structured Fibre," Opt. Commun. 202, 139-143 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000

1998

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, J. Barrosa, and R. Sastre, "Laser performance of Coumarin 540 dye molecules in polymeric host media with different viscosities: From liquid solution to solid polymer matrix," J. Appl. Phys. 83, 650-660 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

M. L. von Bibra, J. Canning, and A. Roberts, "Mode profile modification of H+ ion beam irradiated waveguides using UV processing," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 239, 121-125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1993

G. Stewart, F. A. Muhammad, and B. Culshaw, ??????Sensitivity improvement for evanescent-wave gas sensors,??????Sens. Actuators B 11, 521-524 (1993).

1974

P. Kaiser and H. W. Astle, "Low loss single material fibres made from pure fused silica," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 53, 1021-39 (1974).

1972

D. Beer and J. Weber, "Photobleaching of organic laser dyes," Opt. Commun. 5, 307-309 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Aslund, M.

J. Canning, B. C. Gibson, J. R. Rabeau, A. P. Mancuso, M. Aslund, and S. T. Huntington, "Air-Clad Optical Fibre Filament for Generating Broadband Radiation," Opt. Commun. 273, 379-382 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Astle, H. W.

P. Kaiser and H. W. Astle, "Low loss single material fibres made from pure fused silica," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 53, 1021-39 (1974).

Ballato, J.

Barrosa, J.

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, J. Barrosa, and R. Sastre, "Laser performance of Coumarin 540 dye molecules in polymeric host media with different viscosities: From liquid solution to solid polymer matrix," J. Appl. Phys. 83, 650-660 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Beer, D.

D. Beer and J. Weber, "Photobleaching of organic laser dyes," Opt. Commun. 5, 307-309 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Bennion, I.

Bozolan, A.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Buckley, E.

J. Canning, E. Buckley, N. Groothoff, B-L. Davies, and J. Zagari, "UV Laser Cleaving of Air-Polymer Structured Fibre," Opt. Commun. 202, 139-143 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Canning, J.

C. Martelli, P. Olivero, J. Canning, N. Groothoff, B. Gibson, and S. Huntington, "Micromachining structured optical fibres using focussed ion beam (FIB) milling," Opt. Lett. 32, 1575-1577 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Martelli, J. Canning, B. Gibson, and S. Huntington, "Bend loss in structured optical fibres," Opt. Express 15, 17639-17644 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Martelli, J. Canning, M. Kristensen, and N. Groothoff, "Refractive index measurement within a photonic crystal fibre based on short wavelength diffraction," Sensors 7, 2492-2498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Canning, B. C. Gibson, J. R. Rabeau, A. P. Mancuso, M. Aslund, and S. T. Huntington, "Air-Clad Optical Fibre Filament for Generating Broadband Radiation," Opt. Commun. 273, 379-382 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Sørenson, J. Canning, J. Laesggard, and K. Hansom, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Martelli, J. Canning, D. Stocks, and M. Crossley, "Water-soluble porphyrin detection in a pure-silica photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 2100-2102 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. C. Gibson, S. T. Huntington, S. Rubanov, P. Olivero, K. Digweed, J. Canning, and J. Love, "Exposure and characterization of nanostructured hole arrays hole arrays in tapered photonic crystal fibers using a combined FIB/SEM technique," Opt. Express 13, 9023-28 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Martelli, J. Canning, and K. Lyytikainen, "Water core Fresnel fibre," Opt. Express 13, 3890-3895 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Canning, E. Buckley, N. Groothoff, B-L. Davies, and J. Zagari, "UV Laser Cleaving of Air-Polymer Structured Fibre," Opt. Commun. 202, 139-143 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. von Bibra, A. Roberts, and J. Canning, "Fabrication of long period gratings using focussed ion beam irradiation," Opt. Lett. 26, 765-767 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. L. von Bibra, J. Canning, and A. Roberts, "Mode profile modification of H+ ion beam irradiated waveguides using UV processing," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 239, 121-125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chesini, G.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cordeiro, C. M. B.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Costela, A.

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, J. Barrosa, and R. Sastre, "Laser performance of Coumarin 540 dye molecules in polymeric host media with different viscosities: From liquid solution to solid polymer matrix," J. Appl. Phys. 83, 650-660 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Crossley, M.

Cruz, C. H. B.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Culshaw, B.

G. Stewart, F. A. Muhammad, and B. Culshaw, ??????Sensitivity improvement for evanescent-wave gas sensors,??????Sens. Actuators B 11, 521-524 (1993).

Davies, B-L.

J. Canning, E. Buckley, N. Groothoff, B-L. Davies, and J. Zagari, "UV Laser Cleaving of Air-Polymer Structured Fibre," Opt. Commun. 202, 139-143 (2002).
[CrossRef]

de Matos, C. J. S.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Digweed, K.

DiMaio, R.

dos Santos, E. M.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Facincani, T.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Garcia-Moreno, I.

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, J. Barrosa, and R. Sastre, "Laser performance of Coumarin 540 dye molecules in polymeric host media with different viscosities: From liquid solution to solid polymer matrix," J. Appl. Phys. 83, 650-660 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Gibson, B.

Gibson, B. C.

Groothoff, N.

C. Martelli, P. Olivero, J. Canning, N. Groothoff, B. Gibson, and S. Huntington, "Micromachining structured optical fibres using focussed ion beam (FIB) milling," Opt. Lett. 32, 1575-1577 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Martelli, J. Canning, M. Kristensen, and N. Groothoff, "Refractive index measurement within a photonic crystal fibre based on short wavelength diffraction," Sensors 7, 2492-2498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Canning, E. Buckley, N. Groothoff, B-L. Davies, and J. Zagari, "UV Laser Cleaving of Air-Polymer Structured Fibre," Opt. Commun. 202, 139-143 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hansom, K.

H. R. Sørenson, J. Canning, J. Laesggard, and K. Hansom, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y.

Y. Huang, Y. Xue, and A. Yariv, "Fabrication of functional microstructured optical fibers through a selective filling technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Huntington, S.

Huntington, S. T.

Kaiser, P.

P. Kaiser and H. W. Astle, "Low loss single material fibres made from pure fused silica," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 53, 1021-39 (1974).

Kokuoz, B.

Kristensen, M.

C. Martelli, J. Canning, M. Kristensen, and N. Groothoff, "Refractive index measurement within a photonic crystal fibre based on short wavelength diffraction," Sensors 7, 2492-2498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Laesggard, J.

H. R. Sørenson, J. Canning, J. Laesggard, and K. Hansom, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lai, Y.

Love, J.

Lyytikainen, K.

Mancuso, A. P.

J. Canning, B. C. Gibson, J. R. Rabeau, A. P. Mancuso, M. Aslund, and S. T. Huntington, "Air-Clad Optical Fibre Filament for Generating Broadband Radiation," Opt. Commun. 273, 379-382 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Martelli, C.

Muhammad, F. A.

G. Stewart, F. A. Muhammad, and B. Culshaw, ??????Sensitivity improvement for evanescent-wave gas sensors,??????Sens. Actuators B 11, 521-524 (1993).

Olivero, P.

Ong, J. S. K.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rabeau, J. R.

J. Canning, B. C. Gibson, J. R. Rabeau, A. P. Mancuso, M. Aslund, and S. T. Huntington, "Air-Clad Optical Fibre Filament for Generating Broadband Radiation," Opt. Commun. 273, 379-382 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Roberts, A.

M. von Bibra, A. Roberts, and J. Canning, "Fabrication of long period gratings using focussed ion beam irradiation," Opt. Lett. 26, 765-767 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. L. von Bibra, J. Canning, and A. Roberts, "Mode profile modification of H+ ion beam irradiated waveguides using UV processing," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 239, 121-125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rubanov, S.

Sastre, R.

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, J. Barrosa, and R. Sastre, "Laser performance of Coumarin 540 dye molecules in polymeric host media with different viscosities: From liquid solution to solid polymer matrix," J. Appl. Phys. 83, 650-660 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Sørenson, H. R.

H. R. Sørenson, J. Canning, J. Laesggard, and K. Hansom, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Stewart, G.

G. Stewart, F. A. Muhammad, and B. Culshaw, ??????Sensitivity improvement for evanescent-wave gas sensors,??????Sens. Actuators B 11, 521-524 (1993).

Stocks, D.

Vaz, A. R.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
[CrossRef]

von Bibra, M.

von Bibra, M. L.

M. L. von Bibra, J. Canning, and A. Roberts, "Mode profile modification of H+ ion beam irradiated waveguides using UV processing," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 239, 121-125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Weber, J.

D. Beer and J. Weber, "Photobleaching of organic laser dyes," Opt. Commun. 5, 307-309 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Xue, Y.

Y. Huang, Y. Xue, and A. Yariv, "Fabrication of functional microstructured optical fibers through a selective filling technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

Y. Huang, Y. Xue, and A. Yariv, "Fabrication of functional microstructured optical fibers through a selective filling technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zagari, J.

J. Canning, E. Buckley, N. Groothoff, B-L. Davies, and J. Zagari, "UV Laser Cleaving of Air-Polymer Structured Fibre," Opt. Commun. 202, 139-143 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L.

Zhou, K.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Y. Huang, Y. Xue, and A. Yariv, "Fabrication of functional microstructured optical fibers through a selective filling technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bell Syst. Tech. J.

P. Kaiser and H. W. Astle, "Low loss single material fibres made from pure fused silica," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 53, 1021-39 (1974).

J. Appl. Phys.

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, J. Barrosa, and R. Sastre, "Laser performance of Coumarin 540 dye molecules in polymeric host media with different viscosities: From liquid solution to solid polymer matrix," J. Appl. Phys. 83, 650-660 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids

M. L. von Bibra, J. Canning, and A. Roberts, "Mode profile modification of H+ ion beam irradiated waveguides using UV processing," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 239, 121-125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Meas. Sci. Technol.

C. M. B. Cordeiro, C. J. S. de Matos, E. M. dos Santos, A. Bozolan, J. S. K. Ong, T. Facincani, G. Chesini, A. R. Vaz, and C. H. B. Cruz, "Towards practical liquid and gas sensing with photonic crystal fibres: side access to the fibre microstructure and single mode liquid core fibre," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3075-3081 (2007).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

SEM image of the structured fibre used in the experiments. The coloured rings show where each dye is introduced and the anticipated emission with overlap in the core.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Precision micro-filling technique: a single channel fibre is spliced gently to the area within the structured fibre core to be filled and a dye inserted. Once completed, the fibre is broken at the splice and repositioned elsewhere to introduce the remaining dyes sequentially. Alternatively, a multiple channel fibre can be used.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Absorption spectra of each dye: (a) Bulk absorption (190–700nm: spectrophotometer; in ethanol); (b) 20cm fibre transmission measurement (380–800nm: OSA; in ethanol); and (c) 20cm fibre transmission measurement (380–800nm: OSA; in ethylene glycol).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Luminescence observed at the output of three fibres with white light illumination, each containing: (a) Cresyl Violet 670 Perchlorate, (b) Coumarin 480, (c) Coumarin 540. The solvent is ethanol. Notably, in (a) the long wavelength in the red is best confined and the signal strongest in the core at the end of the fibre.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Three dyes inserted into the 3-ring structured optical fibre and illuminated with: (a) white light source and; (b) with a 266nm UV laser. In both cases a bubble is formed at the end of the fibre as some of the viscous ethylene glycol leaks out.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Emission spectra bulk samples exposed to quasi CW 5mW 266nm (a) 3 dyes combined. Also shown is the sum of the individual three dye emission spectra; (b) time spectra of Coumarin 540 with 266nm exposure; (c) time spectra of Cresyl Violet with 266nm exposure. A blue luminescent band appears ~480nm; (d) Coumarin dye emission with 266nm exposure. A centre peak ~500nm is observed. Of the three dyes only Coumarin 480 proved to be stable with 266nm excitation.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

“White” light emitted spectra from the output of the structured fibre containing three dyes individually placed every 600 around the core.

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Table 1. Laser dyes used in this work. Data sheets available from Exciton (www.exciton.com).

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