Metallic Mode Confinement in Microstructured Fibres

Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials, Department of Physics, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK.
Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.49). 05/2008; 16(9):5983-90. DOI: 10.1364/OE.16.005983
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We report the first long, uniform, optical fibers in which visible light is guided in a single mode by metallic reflection. We describe the fabrication, experiment and characterization of these metallic optical fibers and compare them with theoretical calculations.

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