Abstract

We report on the fabrication and characterization of solid-core all-polymer Bragg fibers consisting of a large-diameter polymethyl methylacrylate (PMMA) core surrounded by 50 alternating PMMA/Polystyrene (PS) polymer layers. By modifying the reflector layer thickness we illustrate that bandgap position can be adjusted at will in the visible. Moreover, such fibers are intensely colored in both the transmission and the outside reflection modes. Potential applications of such fibers are discussed.

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Figures (3)

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Fig. 1

(a) Bragg fiber preform featuring a solid PMMA core and a 50 layer PMMA/PS reflector. (b) Optical micrograph of the drawn fiber cross section.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photographs of the side-scattered and transmitted light for fibers of different diameters when excited by a supercontinuum white-light source. (a)–(d) PMMA/PS Bragg fiber, (e) reference PMMA/PMMA fiber.

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Fig. 3

Transmission spectra of fibers of different diameters, normalized with respect to a supercontinuum source. (a) Visible spectra, (b) visible and near-IR spectra for a 350 μ m diameter PMMA/PS Bragg fiber and a 100 μ m diameter PMMA/PMMA reference fiber.

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