Frontiers of Optoelectronics

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 535–543 | Cite as

A tutorial introduction to graphene-microfiber waveguide and its applications

  • Xiaoying He
  • Min Xu
  • Xiangchao Zhang
  • Hao Zhang
Review Article


Graphene-microfiber with the advantage of graphene material and the microfiber has been hailed as a wonderful waveguide in optics. A tutorial introduction to the graphene-microfiber (GMF) waveguides including the effect of graphene on waveguide, fabrication and applications has been presented. Here, we reviewed recent progress in the graphene waveguides from mode-locking and Q-switching in fiber laser to gas sensing and optical modulation. A brief outlook for opportunities and challenges of GMF in the future has been presented. With the novel nanotechnology emerging, GMF could offer new possibilities for future-optic circuits, systems and networks.


graphene microfiber optical mode locking optical sensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoying He
    • 1
  • Min Xu
    • 1
  • Xiangchao Zhang
    • 1
  • Hao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing, Department of Optical Science and EngineeringFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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