Material Additives for Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres

Two doping methods that specifically use the holey nature of mPOF are discussed. Dopants or particles can be introduced into the holes of the preform or the cane. Both methods are described here, and results showing the fluorescence from fibres doped with organic dyes, embedded organo-silica nanoparticles and quantum dots are presented. Indeed, an mPOF laser has been demonstrated using the solution doping method.


Stimulate Raman Scattering Optic Letter Solution Doping Colour Plate Microstructured Polymer 
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