Tapered fibres embedded in silica aerogel

L. Xiao, M.D.W. Grogan, S.G. Leon-Saval, R J Williams, R. England, W.J. Wadsworth, T.A. Birks

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We embedded thin (down to 2 μm diameter) tapered fibres in silica aerogel with low loss. The aerogel is rigid but behaves refractively like air, protecting the tapered fibre without disturbing light propagation along it.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009 - Baltimore, Baltimore , USA United States
Duration: 31 May 20095 Jun 2009


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
Country/TerritoryUSA United States


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