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Exposure and characterization of nano-structured hole arrays in tapered photonic crystal fibers using a combined FIB/SEM technique

Gibson, Bradley K; Huntington, Shane T; Rubanov, S; Olivero, P; Digweed-Lyytikainen, K; Canning, J; Love, John


This paper presents a technique to expose and characterize nano-structured hole arrays in tapered photonic crystal fibers. Hole array structures are examined with taper outer diameters ranging from 12.9 μm to 1.6 μm. A combined focused ion beam milling and scanning electron microscope system was used to expose and characterize the arrayed air-silica structures. Results from this combined technique are presented which resolve hole-to-hole pitch sizes and hole diameters in the order of 120...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005-10-31
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OPEX.13.009023


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