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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3860–3865

Te-As-Se glass microstructured optical fiber for the middle infrared

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

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 19, pp. 3860-3865 (2009)

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We present the first fabrication, to the best of our knowledge, of chalcogenide microstructured optical fibers in Te-As-Se glass, their optical characterization, and numerical simulations in the middle infrared. In a first fiber, numerical simulations exhibit a single-mode behavior at 3.39 and 9.3 μm , in good agreement with experimental near-field captures at 9.3 μm . The second fiber is not monomode between 3.39 and 9.3 μm , but the fundamental losses are 9 dB/m at 3.39 μm and 6 dB/m at 9.3 μm . The experimental mode field diameters are compared to the theoretical ones with a good accordance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: June 30, 2009

Frédéric Désévédavy, Gilles Renversez, Johann Troles, Laurent Brilland, Patrick Houizot, Quentin Coulombier, Frédéric Smektala, Nicholas Traynor, and Jean-Luc Adam, "Te-As-Se glass microstructured optical fiber for the middle infrared," Appl. Opt. 48, 3860-3865 (2009)

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