Recording Policryps structures in photonic crystal fibers

David Poudereux, Manuel Cano-García, Domenico Alj, Roberto Caputo, Cesare Umeton, Morten Andreas Geday, José Manuel Otón, Xabier Quintana

Abstract


Policryps structures of photo-curable adhesive NOA61 and nematic liquid crystal mixture E7 have been created inside selected microchannels of photonic crystal fibers (PCF). The PCF was selectively infiltrated with the photopolymer-liquid crystal mixture for the writing of a holographic tunable grating inside specific holes of the photonic fiber. A 2um pitch grating was successfully recorded in the PCF inner holes with and without collapsing the fiber cladding. The liquid crystal is properly aligned in both cases.

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