Accession Number:

ADA544354

Title:

Agile Photonic Crystals

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Sep 2003-30 May 2008

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OFFICE OF SPONSORED RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

We present an approach to the fabrication of functional fiber-based devices by thermal drawing in the viscous state termed the preform-to-fiber approach. A macroscopic preform rod containing metallic, semiconducting, and insulating constituents in a variety of geometries and close contact produces kilometer-long novel nanostructured fibers and fiber devices. A material identification scheme and the challenges of composite material processing are reviewed, and several devices and applications are discussed in detail.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE