Optoelectronic Fibers via Selective Amplification of In-Fiber Capillary Instabilities

TitleOptoelectronic Fibers via Selective Amplification of In-Fiber Capillary Instabilities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsWei, L, Hou, C, Levy, E, Lestoquoy, G, Gumennik, A, Abouraddy, AF, Joannopoulos, JD, Fink, Y
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume29
Issue1
Pagination1603033
Date Published2017/01/04/
ISBN Number0935-9648
Keywordslaser, microstructured optical-fibers, molten germanium, nanowires, semiconductor-devices, silicon, spheres, viscosity
Abstract

Thermally drawn metal-insulator-semiconductor fibers provide a scalable path to functional fibers. Here, a ladder-like metal-semiconductor-metal photodetecting device is formed inside a single silica fiber in a controllable and scalable manner, achieving a high density of optoelectronic components over the entire fiber length and operating at a bandwidth of 470 kHz, orders of magnitude larger than any other drawn fiber device.

Short TitleAdv. Mater.