Received: Apr. 15, 2018
Accepted: Sept. 20, 2018
Posted: Jan. 17, 2019
Published Online: Nov. 11, 2018
The Author Email: Libo Yuan (email@example.com)
Xiaotong Zhang, Tingting Yuan, Xinghua Yang, Chunying Guan, Jun Yang, Zhihai Liu, Hongchang Deng, Libo Yuan. In-fiber integrated optics: an emerging photonics integration technology [Invited][J]. Chinese Optics Letters, 2018, 16(11):110601
Xiaotong Zhang1, Tingting Yuan1, Xinghua Yang1, Chunying Guan1, Jun Yang1, Zhihai Liu1, Hongchang Deng2, and Libo Yuan2,*
In-fiber integrated optics is an attempt to use silica fiber as a substrate, integrating various optical paths or optical components into a single fiber, to build a functional optical device or component, and to realize a micro optical system, achieving various functions. In-fiber integrated optics is expected to be a new branch of photonics integration. This integration technique enables convenient light beams control and manipulation inside in one fiber. It also provides a research platform with micro and nano scale for interaction between light wave and microfluidic materials. In this review, we briefly summarize the main ideas and key technologies of the in-fiber integrated optics by series integration examples.