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Polycrystalline silicon optical fibers with atomically smooth surfaces.
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PMID:  21725451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We investigate the surface roughness of polycrystalline silicon core optical fibers fabricated using a high-pressure chemical deposition technique. By measuring the optical transmission of two fibers with different core sizes, we will show that scattering from the core-cladding interface has a negligible effect on the losses. A Zemetrics ZeScope three-dimensional optical profiler has been used to directly measure the surface of the core material, confirming a roughness of only ∼0.1 nm. The ability to fabricate low-loss polysilicon optical fibers with ultrasmooth cores scalable to submicrometer dimensions should establish their use in a range of nonlinear optical applications.
Authors:
Noel Healy; Laura Lagonigro; Justin R Sparks; Stuart Boden; Pier J A Sazio; John V Badding; Anna C Peacock
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics letters     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1539-4794     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Lett     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708433     Medline TA:  Opt Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2480-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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