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.
|Journal||Journal of Optics A|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- capillary filling, PCF, crystal fibres, holey fibres, fibre biosensors, liquid core fibre, selective filling, modelling liquid filling