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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 6014–6021

Small-core chalcogenide microstructured fibers for the infrared

Frédéric Désévédavy, Gilles Renversez, Laurent Brilland, Patrick Houizot, Johann Troles, Quentin Coulombier, Frédéric Smektala, Nicholas Traynor, and Jean-Luc Adam  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 32, pp. 6014-6021 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.006014


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Abstract

We report several small-core chalcogenide microstructured fibers fabricated by the “Stack & Draw” technique from Ge 15 Sb 20 S 65 glass with regular profiles. Mode field diameters and losses have been measured at 1.55 μm . For one of the presented fibers, the pitch is 2.5 μm , three times smaller than that already obtained in our previous work, and the corresponding mode field diameter is now as small as 3.5 μm . This fiber, obtained using a two step “Stack & Draw” technique, is single-mode at 1.55 μm from a practical point of view. We also report the first measurement of the attenuation between 1 and 3.5 μm of a chalcogenide microstructured fiber. Experimental data concerning fiber attenuation and mode field diameter are compared with calculations. Finally, the origin of fiber attenuation and the nonlinearity of the fibers are discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2008
Published: November 4, 2008

Citation
Frédéric Désévédavy, Gilles Renversez, Laurent Brilland, Patrick Houizot, Johann Troles, Quentin Coulombier, Frédéric Smektala, Nicholas Traynor, and Jean-Luc Adam, "Small-core chalcogenide microstructured fibers for the infrared," Appl. Opt. 47, 6014-6021 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-32-6014


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