Selective filling of Photonic Crystal Fibres

Kristian Nielsen, Danny Noordegraaf, Thorkild Sørensen, Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, Theis Peter Hansen

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A model for calculating the time necessary for filling one or more specific holes in a photonic crystal fibre is made. This model is verified for water, and its enabling potential is illustrated by a polymer application. Selective filling of the core in an air-guide photonic crystal fibre is demonstrated for a polymer and for water. Launching light into such a hybrid-material core proves to be very easily done. Finally, a scheme for enabling access to the core alone, by use of a fusion splicer, is presented.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Optics A
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)L13-L20
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • capillary filling, PCF, crystal fibres, holey fibres, fibre biosensors, liquid core fibre, selective filling, modelling liquid filling

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Nielsen, K., Noordegraaf, D., Sørensen, T., Bjarklev, A. O., & Hansen, T. P. (2005). Selective filling of Photonic Crystal Fibres. Journal of Optics A, 7(8), L13-L20.