Progress in development of nanostructured gradient index optical fibers and micro-optical components

Ryszard Buczynski, Alicja Anuszkiewicz, Adam Filipkowski, Hue Thi Nguyen, Tomasz Stefaniuk, Damian Michalik, Marcin Franczyk, Ryszad Stepien, Dariusz Pysz, Andrew Waddie, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Rafal Kasztelanic

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Abstract

Nanostructured gradient index (nGRIN) elements are a new class of planar-surface micro-optical elements. An effective gradient index profile with any arbitrary refractive index distribution can be developed with internal discrete nanostructure composed of two types of glasses. A low-cost modified stack-and-draw technology commonly used for photonic crystal fibres development is used for development of nGRIN components and fibers. The effective medium Maxwell-Garnett theory is applied to describe performance of the components. We report on recent progress in development of nanostructured core fibres and a wide range of nGRIN micro-optical components as microlenses, axicons, vortices and diffractive optical elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781728127798
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2019
Event21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2019 - Angers, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201913 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2064

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2019
Abbreviated titleICTON 2019
CountryFrance
CityAngers
Period9/07/1913/07/19

Keywords

  • Gradient index optics
  • Microoptics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Buczynski, R., Anuszkiewicz, A., Filipkowski, A., Nguyen, H. T., Stefaniuk, T., Michalik, D., Franczyk, M., Stepien, R., Pysz, D., Waddie, A., Taghizadeh, M. R., & Kasztelanic, R. (2019). Progress in development of nanostructured gradient index optical fibers and micro-optical components. In 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) [8840252] (International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2019.8840252