Versatile Approach for Reducing Propagation Loss in Wet-Electrospun Polymer Fiber Waveguides

@inproceedings{Ishii2018VersatileAF,
  title={Versatile Approach for Reducing Propagation Loss in
Wet-Electrospun Polymer Fiber Waveguides},
  author={Yuya Ishii and Keisho Omori and Heisuke Sakai and Yuki Arakawa and Mitsuo Fukuda},
  booktitle={ACS omega},
  year={2018}
}
Wet-electrospun (WES) polymer micron and submicron fibers are promising building blocks for small, flexible optical fiber devices, such as waveguides, sensors, and lasers. WES polymer fibers have an inherent cylindrical geometry similar to that of optical fibers and a relatively large aspect ratio. Furthermore, WES fibers can be produced using low-cost and low-energy manufacturing techniques with large-area fabrication and a large variety of materials. However, the high propagation loss in the… CONTINUE READING