Microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) and photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) offer
advanced photonic and microfluidic functionalities in a single, integrated platform.
This unique combination constitutes the main axis for the emerging “lab-in-fiber”
protocol. The microcapillaries of MOFs and PCFs can be used as a lab bench for
attaching molecules, infiltrating nanomaterials or performing photochemical
processes, being useful in sensors and actuators development.
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