Abstract

Two kinds of multi-air-core optical fibers were designed and fabricated by extruding optical grade PMMA pellets and drawing to fiber. The imaging function of the fibers was investigated with home-made specialized microscopy. This new type of fiber provides strong potential for applications in endoscopy, chemical sensing, biosensors, fiber-optical faceplates.

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2007 (3)

2006 (2)

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. N. Zhang and L. L. Wang, "Casting preforms for microstructured polymer optical fibre fabrication," Opt. Express 14, 5541-5547 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

Y. N. Zhang, L. Wang, L. Y. Ren, T.H. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhao, and R. C. Miao, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Proc. SPIE 6149, 426-431 (2005).

J. M. Tam, L. Song, and D. R. Walt, "Fabrication and optical characterization of imaging fiber-based nanoarrays" J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 67, 498-502(2005).

L. L. Wang, Y. N. Zhang, L Y. Ren, X. Wang, and W. Zhao, "A new approach to mass fabrication technology of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, s94-s95 (2005).

2004 (1)

1995 (1)

K. S. Bronk, K. L. Michael, P. Pantano, and D. R. Walt "Combined imaging and chemical sensing using a single optical imaging fiber," Anal. Chem. 67, 2750-2757(1995).
[CrossRef]

Argyros, A.

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ballato, J.

Barton, G. W.

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bassett, I.

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bronk, K. S.

K. S. Bronk, K. L. Michael, P. Pantano, and D. R. Walt "Combined imaging and chemical sensing using a single optical imaging fiber," Anal. Chem. 67, 2750-2757(1995).
[CrossRef]

Brown, P.

Cox, F.

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Foulger, S.

Large, M. C. J.

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, T.H.

Y. N. Zhang, L. Wang, L. Y. Ren, T.H. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhao, and R. C. Miao, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Proc. SPIE 6149, 426-431 (2005).

Miao, R. C.

Y. N. Zhang, L. Wang, L. Y. Ren, T.H. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhao, and R. C. Miao, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Proc. SPIE 6149, 426-431 (2005).

Michael, K. L.

K. S. Bronk, K. L. Michael, P. Pantano, and D. R. Walt "Combined imaging and chemical sensing using a single optical imaging fiber," Anal. Chem. 67, 2750-2757(1995).
[CrossRef]

Mignanelli, M.

Pantano, P.

K. S. Bronk, K. L. Michael, P. Pantano, and D. R. Walt "Combined imaging and chemical sensing using a single optical imaging fiber," Anal. Chem. 67, 2750-2757(1995).
[CrossRef]

Ponrathnam, S.

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Punjari, N. S.

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ren, L Y.

Ren, L. Y.

Y. N. Zhang, L. Wang, L. Y. Ren, T.H. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhao, and R. C. Miao, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Proc. SPIE 6149, 426-431 (2005).

Song, L.

J. M. Tam, L. Song, and D. R. Walt, "Fabrication and optical characterization of imaging fiber-based nanoarrays" J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 67, 498-502(2005).

Tam, J. M.

J. M. Tam, L. Song, and D. R. Walt, "Fabrication and optical characterization of imaging fiber-based nanoarrays" J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 67, 498-502(2005).

van Eijkelenborg, M. A.

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Imaging with microstructured polymer fibre," Opt. Express 12, 342-346 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Walt, D. R.

J. M. Tam, L. Song, and D. R. Walt, "Fabrication and optical characterization of imaging fiber-based nanoarrays" J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 67, 498-502(2005).

K. S. Bronk, K. L. Michael, P. Pantano, and D. R. Walt "Combined imaging and chemical sensing using a single optical imaging fiber," Anal. Chem. 67, 2750-2757(1995).
[CrossRef]

Wang, L.

Y. N. Zhang, L. Wang, L. Y. Ren, T.H. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhao, and R. C. Miao, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Proc. SPIE 6149, 426-431 (2005).

Wang, L. L.

Wang, X.

L. L. Wang, Y. N. Zhang, L Y. Ren, X. Wang, and W. Zhao, "A new approach to mass fabrication technology of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, s94-s95 (2005).

Y. N. Zhang, L. Wang, L. Y. Ren, T.H. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhao, and R. C. Miao, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Proc. SPIE 6149, 426-431 (2005).

Wani, K.

Yang, X. H.

X. H. Yang and L. L. Wang, "Fluorescence pH probe based on microstructured polymer optical fiber," Opt. Express 15, 16478-16483 (2007)
[CrossRef]

X. H. Yang and L. L. Wang, "Silver nanocrystals modified microstructured polymer optical fibres for chemical and optical sensing," Opt. Commun. 280, 368-373 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y. N.

Zhao, W.

L. L. Wang, Y. N. Zhang, L Y. Ren, X. Wang, and W. Zhao, "A new approach to mass fabrication technology of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, s94-s95 (2005).

Y. N. Zhang, L. Wang, L. Y. Ren, T.H. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhao, and R. C. Miao, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Proc. SPIE 6149, 426-431 (2005).

Anal. Chem. (1)

K. S. Bronk, K. L. Michael, P. Pantano, and D. R. Walt "Combined imaging and chemical sensing using a single optical imaging fiber," Anal. Chem. 67, 2750-2757(1995).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. (1)

J. M. Tam, L. Song, and D. R. Walt, "Fabrication and optical characterization of imaging fiber-based nanoarrays" J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 67, 498-502(2005).

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (1)

M. C. J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. Bassett, N. S. Punjari, F. Cox, G. W. Barton, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: new opportunities and challenges," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 446, 219-231 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

X. H. Yang and L. L. Wang, "Silver nanocrystals modified microstructured polymer optical fibres for chemical and optical sensing," Opt. Commun. 280, 368-373 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Proc. SPIE (1)

Y. N. Zhang, L. Wang, L. Y. Ren, T.H. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhao, and R. C. Miao, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fiber preform," Proc. SPIE 6149, 426-431 (2005).

Other (2)

L. L. Wang, Y. N. Zhang, L. Y. Ren, X. Wang, and W. Zhao, "Chemical fabrication techniques of microstructured polymer optical fiber preforms," in proceedings of 14th International conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, (Hong Kong, China, 2005), pp. 89-92.

L. L. Wang, L. J. Kang, X. H. Yang, X. H. Cheng, "Progress in Extrusion Technology of Big Size Holey POF Preforms", in proceedings of 16th International conference on Polymer Optical Fiber, (Turin, Italy, 2007), pp.117-119.

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