Broad-band fluorescent all-fiber source based on microstructured optical fibers


  • Veselin P. Vladev Plovdiv University
  • Tinko A. Eftimov Plovdiv University
  • Wojtek J. Bock Universite du Quebec en Outaouias



The present work demonstrates a miniature all-fiber optic fluorescence source on the basis of organic dyes. A capillary of fused silica has been used to keep the Rhodamine 6G dissolved in glycerine at one end of which a tapered optical fiber is inserted to receive the useful signal. The fluorescence medium is side excited with a CW laser radiation at 532 nm by a fiber taper. The functioning of the system is demonstrated using a conventional optical fiber, a photonic crystal fiber and a hollow-core fiber.

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Author Biographies

Veselin P. Vladev, Plovdiv University

Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, Plovdiv University, Ph D student

Tinko A. Eftimov, Plovdiv University

Department of Optics and Atomic Physics, Faculty of Physics, Plovdiv University, professor

Wojtek J. Bock, Universite du Quebec en Outaouias

Centre de recherche en Photonique, Département d'informatique et d'ingénierie,  Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Québec, Canada




How to Cite

V. P. Vladev, T. A. Eftimov, and W. J. Bock, “Broad-band fluorescent all-fiber source based on microstructured optical fibers”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 7, no. 2, pp. pp. 41–43, Jul. 2015.