Low optical losses at pump and emission wavelengths are required for supercontinuum generation and high power fiber lasers. Metal fluoride of high purity are needed for that purpose.
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(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
G. Maze and M. Poulain, "Ultra low loss fluoride glass fibers for supercontinuum generation and fiber lasers," in Advanced Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper STu3F.7.