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Optical connection of polymeric microstructures by nanofibers

Grant number: 13/26010-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Cleber Renato Mendonça
Grantee:Franciele Renata Henrique
Host Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/12399-0 - Femtosecond pulses applied to nonlinear optics: spectroscopy, pulse shaping and microfabrication, AP.TEM


This project aims to demonstrate the viability of the optical connection between polymeric microstructures by sub-micrometric optical fibers (nanofibers). Initially fluorescent polymeric microstructures, doped with Rhodamine B, will be produced by means of two-photon polymerization. This technique has been quite interesting for the production of different kinds of systems such as photonic crystals, mechanic microdevices, etc. In order to connect the microstructures to the nanofibers two methods will be used: (i) direct contact between the microstructures and the tip of the nanofibers through micromanipulators and (ii) construction of microstructures connected to the nanofibers. Once the connections are done, light will be coupled to the nanofibers with the purpose of verifying the optical connection between the microstructures. Therefore, conducting this project will allow the development of interesting methods for the production of photonic devices. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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HENRIQUE, FRANCIELE RENATA; MENDONCA, CLEBER RENATO. Local excitation and collection in polymeric fluorescent microstructures. Optical Materials, v. 54, p. 176-180, . (11/12399-0, 13/26010-2)
Academic Publications
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HENRIQUE, Franciele Renata. Optical connection of polymeric microstructures by nanofibers. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC/BT) São Carlos.

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