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Frontiers of Optoelectronics

Front. Optoelectron.    2010, Vol. 3 Issue (1) : 54-60     DOI: 10.1007/s12200-009-0073-1
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Brief introduction to optical microfibers and nanofibers
Limin TONG,
State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, Department of Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China;
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Abstract When its diameter goes close to or below the wavelength of the guided light, an optical microfiber/nanofiber (MNF) exhibits favorable properties such as tight optical confinement, strong near-field interaction, and excellent mechanical strength, which offers plenty of choices for combining a variety of functionalized materials ranging from semiconductors and metals to laser dyes; opens up plenty of opportunities for developing microphotonic or nanophotonic devices; and inspires new opportunities for near-field optics, nonlinear optics, and quantum optics.
Issue Date: 05 March 2010
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Limin TONG. Brief introduction to optical microfibers and nanofibers[J]. Front. Optoelectron., 2010, 3(1): 54-60.
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