ORC Seminar Series

Pre-viva talk

"Deposition of electronic and plasmonic materials inside microstructured optical fibres"


Adrian Amezcua-Correa

Date: Wednesday 17 October 2007
Time: 2pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre C, B46 


Optical fibres are the transport medium of today's digital information, nowadays, modern optical telecommunication systems make use of semiconductor optoelectronic devices to generate, control and detect light.

The union of the two technologies, namely fibre photonics and semiconductor electronics is expected to have a major impact on next generation of optoelectronic devices, exploiting both the guiding capabilities of optical fibres and the processing properties of semiconductors devices. Only recently, with the advent of microstructured optical fibres and templating material processing methods, it as been possible to create optical fibres with solid-state material inclusions.

This thesis describes the development of various high-pressure chemical deposition methods for the formation of extreme aspect ratio tubes and wires of semiconductors, metals and dielectrics within the capillary holes of microstructured optical fibres. Fabrication of composite structures in this way provides optical fibres with a number of new electronic, photonic and plasmonic functionalities.

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