Abstract

Endface reflectivities (ERs) of optical nanowires are investigated using three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain simulations. Typical ERs of both free-standing and substrate-supported silica, tellurite, PMMA and semiconductor nanowires or nanofibers are obtained. Unlike in conventional waveguides such as optical fibers, ERs of nanowires are usually considerably lower when operated in single mode. Dependences of ER on the diameter and the refractive index of the nanowire, and the wavelength of the guided light are also investigated. These results are helpful for estimating and understanding ERs in optical nanowires with diameters close to or smaller than the wavelengths of the light, and may offer valuable references for practical applications such as nanowire or nanofiber-based resonators and lasers.

© 2009 OSA

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  2. X. Duan, Y. Huang, R. Agarwal, and C. M. Lieber, “Single-nanowire electrically driven lasers,” Nature 421(6920), 241–245 (2003).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, and A. Hale, “Fabrication and study of bent and coiled free silica nanowires: Self-coupling microloop optical interferometer,” Opt. Express 12(15), 3521–3531 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-15-3521 .
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  5. L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. G. Brambilla, F. Koizumi, X. Feng, and D. J. Richardson, “Compound-glass optical nanowires,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 400–402 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  7. W. Liang, Y. Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  8. M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, and A. Hale, “Optical microfiber loop resonator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(16), 161108 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  9. L. M. Tong, L. L. Hu, J. J. Zhang, J. R. Qiu, Q. Yang, J. Y. Lou, Y. H. Shen, J. J. He, and Z. Z. Ye, “Photonic nanowires directly drawn from bulk glasses,” Opt. Express 14(1), 82–87 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-1-82 .
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  11. Y. H. Li and L. M. Tong, “Mach-Zehnder interferometers assembled with optical microfibers or nanofibers,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 303–305 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. M. D. Pelusi, F. Luan, E. Magi, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, B. J. Eggleton, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, “High bit rate all-optical signal processing in a fiber photonic wire,” Opt. Express 16(15), 11506–11512 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11506 .
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. Y. M. Jung, G. Brambilla, and D. J. Richardson, “Broadband single-mode operation of standard optical fibers by using a sub-wavelength optical wire filter,” Opt. Express 16(19), 14661–14667 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14661 .
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. F. X. Gu, L. Zhang, X. F. Yin, and L. M. Tong, “Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors,” Nano Lett. 8(9), 2757–2761 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. V. Bondarenko and Y. Zhao, ““Needle beam:” Beyond-diffraction-limit concentration of field and transmitted power in dielectric waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 141103 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  16. L. K. van Vugt, S. Rühle, and D. Vanmaekelbergh, “Phase-correlated nondirectional laser emission from the end facets of a ZnO nanowire,” Nano Lett. 6(12), 2707–2711 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. G. S. Murugan, G. Brambilla, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson, “Optical propulsion of individual and clustered microspheres along sub-micron optical wires,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(8), 6716–6718 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  19. S. S. Wang, J. Fu, M. Qiu, K. J. Huang, Z. Ma, and L. M. Tong, “Modeling endface output patterns of optical micro/nanofibers,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8887–8895 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8887 .
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. W. L. She, J. H. Yu, and R. H. Feng, “Observation of a push force on the end face of a nanometer silica filament exerted by outgoing light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(24), 243601 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. J. H. Yu, R. H. Feng, and W. L. She, “Low-power all-optical switch based on the bend effect of a nm fiber taper driven by outgoing light,” Opt. Express 17(6), 4640–4645 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-6-4640 .
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning, “Reflection of guided modes in a semiconductor nanowire laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(6), 1237–1239 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  23. A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning, “Far-field emission of a semiconductor nanowire laser,” Opt. Lett. 29(6), 572–574 (2004).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. V. G. Bordo, “Reflection and diffraction at the end of a cylindrical dielectric nanowire: Exact analytical solution,” Phys. Rev. B 78(8), 085318 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  25. A. Taflove, and S. C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (Artech, 1995).
  26. K. Kawano, and T. Kitoh, Introduction to Optical Waveguide Analysis: Solving Maxwell’s Equations and the Schrödinger Equation (Wiley, 2001).
  27. D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, A. Farjadpour, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, The Meep FDTD package, http://ab-initio.mit.edu/meep/ .
  28. P. Klocek, Handbook of Infrared Optical Materials, (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1991).
  29. L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, and E. Mazur, “Single-mode guiding properties of subwavelength-diameter silica and silicon wire waveguides,” Opt. Express 12(6), 1025–1035 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-6-1025 .
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  30. Y. Chen, Z. Ma, Q. Yang, and L. M. Tong, “Compact optical short-pass filters based on microfibers,” Opt. Lett. 33(21), 2565–2567 (2008).
    [PubMed]

2009

2008

V. G. Bordo, “Reflection and diffraction at the end of a cylindrical dielectric nanowire: Exact analytical solution,” Phys. Rev. B 78(8), 085318 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, Z. Ma, Q. Yang, and L. M. Tong, “Compact optical short-pass filters based on microfibers,” Opt. Lett. 33(21), 2565–2567 (2008).
[PubMed]

Y. H. Li and L. M. Tong, “Mach-Zehnder interferometers assembled with optical microfibers or nanofibers,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 303–305 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Pelusi, F. Luan, E. Magi, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, B. J. Eggleton, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, “High bit rate all-optical signal processing in a fiber photonic wire,” Opt. Express 16(15), 11506–11512 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11506 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. M. Jung, G. Brambilla, and D. J. Richardson, “Broadband single-mode operation of standard optical fibers by using a sub-wavelength optical wire filter,” Opt. Express 16(19), 14661–14667 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14661 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. X. Gu, L. Zhang, X. F. Yin, and L. M. Tong, “Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors,” Nano Lett. 8(9), 2757–2761 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. S. Murugan, G. Brambilla, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson, “Optical propulsion of individual and clustered microspheres along sub-micron optical wires,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(8), 6716–6718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. S. Wang, J. Fu, M. Qiu, K. J. Huang, Z. Ma, and L. M. Tong, “Modeling endface output patterns of optical micro/nanofibers,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8887–8895 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8887 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. She, J. H. Yu, and R. H. Feng, “Observation of a push force on the end face of a nanometer silica filament exerted by outgoing light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(24), 243601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

L. M. Tong, L. L. Hu, J. J. Zhang, J. R. Qiu, Q. Yang, J. Y. Lou, Y. H. Shen, J. J. He, and Z. Z. Ye, “Photonic nanowires directly drawn from bulk glasses,” Opt. Express 14(1), 82–87 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-1-82 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. Bondarenko and Y. Zhao, ““Needle beam:” Beyond-diffraction-limit concentration of field and transmitted power in dielectric waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 141103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. K. van Vugt, S. Rühle, and D. Vanmaekelbergh, “Phase-correlated nondirectional laser emission from the end facets of a ZnO nanowire,” Nano Lett. 6(12), 2707–2711 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Brambilla, F. Koizumi, X. Feng, and D. J. Richardson, “Compound-glass optical nanowires,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 400–402 (2005).
[CrossRef]

W. Liang, Y. Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, and A. Hale, “Optical microfiber loop resonator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(16), 161108 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

2003

A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning, “Reflection of guided modes in a semiconductor nanowire laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(6), 1237–1239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

X. Duan, Y. Huang, R. Agarwal, and C. M. Lieber, “Single-nanowire electrically driven lasers,” Nature 421(6920), 241–245 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002

J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Agarwal, R.

X. Duan, Y. Huang, R. Agarwal, and C. M. Lieber, “Single-nanowire electrically driven lasers,” Nature 421(6920), 241–245 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aggarwal, I. D.

Berry, S. M.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bondarenko, V.

V. Bondarenko and Y. Zhao, ““Needle beam:” Beyond-diffraction-limit concentration of field and transmitted power in dielectric waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 141103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bordo, V. G.

V. G. Bordo, “Reflection and diffraction at the end of a cylindrical dielectric nanowire: Exact analytical solution,” Phys. Rev. B 78(8), 085318 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Brambilla, G.

Y. M. Jung, G. Brambilla, and D. J. Richardson, “Broadband single-mode operation of standard optical fibers by using a sub-wavelength optical wire filter,” Opt. Express 16(19), 14661–14667 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14661 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. S. Murugan, G. Brambilla, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson, “Optical propulsion of individual and clustered microspheres along sub-micron optical wires,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(8), 6716–6718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. Brambilla, F. Koizumi, X. Feng, and D. J. Richardson, “Compound-glass optical nanowires,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 400–402 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cambron, S. D.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X. W.

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Y.

Choi, H. J.

J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Cohn, R. W.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Crain, M. M.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Duan, X.

X. Duan, Y. Huang, R. Agarwal, and C. M. Lieber, “Single-nanowire electrically driven lasers,” Nature 421(6920), 241–245 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dulashko, Y.

Eggleton, B. J.

Feng, R. H.

Feng, X.

G. Brambilla, F. Koizumi, X. Feng, and D. J. Richardson, “Compound-glass optical nanowires,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 400–402 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fini, J. M.

M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, and A. Hale, “Optical microfiber loop resonator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(16), 161108 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fu, J.

Gattass, R. R.

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gu, F. X.

F. X. Gu, L. Zhang, X. F. Yin, and L. M. Tong, “Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors,” Nano Lett. 8(9), 2757–2761 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hale, A.

Harfenist, S. A.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

He, J. J.

He, S. L.

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hu, L.

X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hu, L. L.

Huang, K. J.

Huang, Y.

X. Duan, Y. Huang, R. Agarwal, and C. M. Lieber, “Single-nanowire electrically driven lasers,” Nature 421(6920), 241–245 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Huang, Y. Y.

W. Liang, Y. Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Isham, A. W.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, X. S.

X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, J. C.

J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jung, Y. M.

Keynton, R. S.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Knutsen, K. P.

J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Koizumi, F.

G. Brambilla, F. Koizumi, X. Feng, and D. J. Richardson, “Compound-glass optical nanowires,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 400–402 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lamont, M. R. E.

Lee, R. K.

W. Liang, Y. Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y. H.

Y. H. Li and L. M. Tong, “Mach-Zehnder interferometers assembled with optical microfibers or nanofibers,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 303–305 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liang, W.

W. Liang, Y. Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lieber, C. M.

X. Duan, Y. Huang, R. Agarwal, and C. M. Lieber, “Single-nanowire electrically driven lasers,” Nature 421(6920), 241–245 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liphardt, J.

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, L.

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lou, J. Y.

Luan, F.

Ma, Z.

Magi, E.

Maslov, A. V.

A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning, “Far-field emission of a semiconductor nanowire laser,” Opt. Lett. 29(6), 572–574 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning, “Reflection of guided modes in a semiconductor nanowire laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(6), 1237–1239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mazur, E.

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, and E. Mazur, “Single-mode guiding properties of subwavelength-diameter silica and silicon wire waveguides,” Opt. Express 12(6), 1025–1035 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-6-1025 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Moss, D. J.

Murugan, G. S.

G. S. Murugan, G. Brambilla, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson, “Optical propulsion of individual and clustered microspheres along sub-micron optical wires,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(8), 6716–6718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nakayama, Y.

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nelson, E. W.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ning, C. Z.

A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning, “Far-field emission of a semiconductor nanowire laser,” Opt. Lett. 29(6), 572–574 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning, “Reflection of guided modes in a semiconductor nanowire laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(6), 1237–1239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Onorato, R. M.

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pauzauskie, P. J.

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pelusi, M. D.

Qiu, J. R.

Qiu, M.

Radenovic, A.

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Richardson, D. J.

Y. M. Jung, G. Brambilla, and D. J. Richardson, “Broadband single-mode operation of standard optical fibers by using a sub-wavelength optical wire filter,” Opt. Express 16(19), 14661–14667 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14661 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. S. Murugan, G. Brambilla, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson, “Optical propulsion of individual and clustered microspheres along sub-micron optical wires,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(8), 6716–6718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. Brambilla, F. Koizumi, X. Feng, and D. J. Richardson, “Compound-glass optical nanowires,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 400–402 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rühle, S.

L. K. van Vugt, S. Rühle, and D. Vanmaekelbergh, “Phase-correlated nondirectional laser emission from the end facets of a ZnO nanowire,” Nano Lett. 6(12), 2707–2711 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sanghera, J. S.

Saykally, R. J.

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schaller, R. D.

J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, L. B.

She, W. L.

Shen, Y. H.

Sumetsky, M.

Tong, L. M.

Y. H. Li and L. M. Tong, “Mach-Zehnder interferometers assembled with optical microfibers or nanofibers,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 303–305 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. S. Wang, J. Fu, M. Qiu, K. J. Huang, Z. Ma, and L. M. Tong, “Modeling endface output patterns of optical micro/nanofibers,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8887–8895 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8887 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. X. Gu, L. Zhang, X. F. Yin, and L. M. Tong, “Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors,” Nano Lett. 8(9), 2757–2761 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Chen, Z. Ma, Q. Yang, and L. M. Tong, “Compact optical short-pass filters based on microfibers,” Opt. Lett. 33(21), 2565–2567 (2008).
[PubMed]

X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Tong, L. L. Hu, J. J. Zhang, J. R. Qiu, Q. Yang, J. Y. Lou, Y. H. Shen, J. J. He, and Z. Z. Ye, “Photonic nanowires directly drawn from bulk glasses,” Opt. Express 14(1), 82–87 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-1-82 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, and E. Mazur, “Single-mode guiding properties of subwavelength-diameter silica and silicon wire waveguides,” Opt. Express 12(6), 1025–1035 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-6-1025 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

van Vugt, L. K.

L. K. van Vugt, S. Rühle, and D. Vanmaekelbergh, “Phase-correlated nondirectional laser emission from the end facets of a ZnO nanowire,” Nano Lett. 6(12), 2707–2711 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vanmaekelbergh, D.

L. K. van Vugt, S. Rühle, and D. Vanmaekelbergh, “Phase-correlated nondirectional laser emission from the end facets of a ZnO nanowire,” Nano Lett. 6(12), 2707–2711 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vienne, G.

X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Walsh, K. M.

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S. S.

Wilkinson, J. S.

G. S. Murugan, G. Brambilla, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson, “Optical propulsion of individual and clustered microspheres along sub-micron optical wires,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(8), 6716–6718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Y.

W. Liang, Y. Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yang, P.

J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Yang, P. D.

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yang, Q.

Yariv, A.

W. Liang, Y. Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ye, Z. Z.

Yin, X. F.

F. X. Gu, L. Zhang, X. F. Yin, and L. M. Tong, “Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors,” Nano Lett. 8(9), 2757–2761 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yu, J. H.

Zhang, J.

X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J. J.

Zhang, L.

F. X. Gu, L. Zhang, X. F. Yin, and L. M. Tong, “Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors,” Nano Lett. 8(9), 2757–2761 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, Y.

V. Bondarenko and Y. Zhao, ““Needle beam:” Beyond-diffraction-limit concentration of field and transmitted power in dielectric waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 141103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

W. Liang, Y. Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, and A. Hale, “Optical microfiber loop resonator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(16), 161108 (2005).
[CrossRef]

X. S. Jiang, Q. Yang, G. Vienne, Y. H. Li, L. M. Tong, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Demonstration of microfiber knot laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 143513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. Bondarenko and Y. Zhao, ““Needle beam:” Beyond-diffraction-limit concentration of field and transmitted power in dielectric waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 141103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning, “Reflection of guided modes in a semiconductor nanowire laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(6), 1237–1239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

G. Brambilla, F. Koizumi, X. Feng, and D. J. Richardson, “Compound-glass optical nanowires,” Electron. Lett. 41(7), 400–402 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

G. S. Murugan, G. Brambilla, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson, “Optical propulsion of individual and clustered microspheres along sub-micron optical wires,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(8), 6716–6718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nano Lett.

L. K. van Vugt, S. Rühle, and D. Vanmaekelbergh, “Phase-correlated nondirectional laser emission from the end facets of a ZnO nanowire,” Nano Lett. 6(12), 2707–2711 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. X. Gu, L. Zhang, X. F. Yin, and L. M. Tong, “Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors,” Nano Lett. 8(9), 2757–2761 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nanostructures from liquid polymers,” Nano Lett. 4(10), 1931–1937 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, R. R. Gattass, S. L. He, X. W. Chen, L. Liu, and E. Mazur, “Assembly of silica nanowires on silica aerogels for microphotonic devices,” Nano Lett. 5(2), 259–262 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nat. Mater.

J. C. Johnson, H. J. Choi, K. P. Knutsen, R. D. Schaller, P. Yang, and R. J. Saykally, “Single gallium nitride nanowire lasers,” Nat. Mater. 1(2), 106–110 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nature

X. Duan, Y. Huang, R. Agarwal, and C. M. Lieber, “Single-nanowire electrically driven lasers,” Nature 421(6920), 241–245 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Nakayama, P. J. Pauzauskie, A. Radenovic, R. M. Onorato, R. J. Saykally, J. Liphardt, and P. D. Yang, “Tunable nanowire nonlinear optical probe,” Nature 447(7148), 1098–1101 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express

S. S. Wang, J. Fu, M. Qiu, K. J. Huang, Z. Ma, and L. M. Tong, “Modeling endface output patterns of optical micro/nanofibers,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8887–8895 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8887 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Pelusi, F. Luan, E. Magi, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, B. J. Eggleton, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, “High bit rate all-optical signal processing in a fiber photonic wire,” Opt. Express 16(15), 11506–11512 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11506 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. M. Jung, G. Brambilla, and D. J. Richardson, “Broadband single-mode operation of standard optical fibers by using a sub-wavelength optical wire filter,” Opt. Express 16(19), 14661–14667 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14661 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, and A. Hale, “Fabrication and study of bent and coiled free silica nanowires: Self-coupling microloop optical interferometer,” Opt. Express 12(15), 3521–3531 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-15-3521 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Tong, L. L. Hu, J. J. Zhang, J. R. Qiu, Q. Yang, J. Y. Lou, Y. H. Shen, J. J. He, and Z. Z. Ye, “Photonic nanowires directly drawn from bulk glasses,” Opt. Express 14(1), 82–87 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-1-82 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Tong, J. Y. Lou, and E. Mazur, “Single-mode guiding properties of subwavelength-diameter silica and silicon wire waveguides,” Opt. Express 12(6), 1025–1035 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-6-1025 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Yu, R. H. Feng, and W. L. She, “Low-power all-optical switch based on the bend effect of a nm fiber taper driven by outgoing light,” Opt. Express 17(6), 4640–4645 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-6-4640 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. B

V. G. Bordo, “Reflection and diffraction at the end of a cylindrical dielectric nanowire: Exact analytical solution,” Phys. Rev. B 78(8), 085318 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

W. L. She, J. H. Yu, and R. H. Feng, “Observation of a push force on the end face of a nanometer silica filament exerted by outgoing light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(24), 243601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

A. Taflove, and S. C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (Artech, 1995).

K. Kawano, and T. Kitoh, Introduction to Optical Waveguide Analysis: Solving Maxwell’s Equations and the Schrödinger Equation (Wiley, 2001).

D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, A. Farjadpour, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, The Meep FDTD package, http://ab-initio.mit.edu/meep/ .

P. Klocek, Handbook of Infrared Optical Materials, (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1991).

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a nanowire with substrate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) ERs of 120-nm-diameter and 2.45-index semiconductor nanowire. (b) ERs of PMMA, tellurite, and silica nanowires with various diameters.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

ERs vs. indices of nanowires with some typical parameters.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

ERs vs. diameters of nanowires at various wavelengths.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

ERs of MgF2-supported 1.46-index silica nanowire at 633 nm wavelength and 2.05-index tellurite nanowire at 1550 nm with two polarizations. The interaction lengths are assumed to be 3.5 μm for silica nanowire, and 9.5 μm for tellurite nanowire.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

The intensity distributions in y = 0 plane and output patterns in z = L plane of (a) 450-nm-diameter silica nanowire (point a in Fig. 5), and (b) 650-nm-diameter tellurite nanowire (point b in Fig. 5) on y = 0 and z = L planes. The incident waves are y-polarized.

Metrics