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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2284–2290

Enhanced Raman gain of Ge–Ga–Sb–S chalcogenide glass for highly nonlinear microstructured optical fibers

Tomas Kohoutek, Xin Yan, Teruo W. Shiosaka, Spyros N. Yannopoulos, Athanassios Chrissanthopoulos, Takenobu Suzuki, and Yasutake Ohishi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 2284-2290 (2011)

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The off-resonance Raman spectra of As 2 S 3 , GeS 2 , Ge 25 Ga 5 S 70 , Ge 23 As 12 S 65 , Ge 23 Sb 12 S 65 , and Ge 17 Ga 4 Sb 10 S 69 chalcogenide glasses have been recorded and the corresponding Raman gain coefficients have been calculated in order to evaluate the role of Ge, Ga, Sb, and As on a novel Ge 17 Ga 4 Sb 10 S 69 glass proposed for highly nonlinear microstructured optical fibers. We calculated the Raman response functions of As 2 S 3 n 2 = 2.3 × 10 17 m 2 / W , G 2.78 × 10 11 m / W ; and Ge 17 Ga 4 Sb 10 S 69 n 2 = 1.8 × 10 17 m 2 / W , G 1.57 × 10 11 m / W glasses. The supercontinuum generation of a three-air-hole Ge 17 Ga 4 Sb 10 S 69 fiber was simulated, challenging the properties of a similar fiber design made of As 2 S 3 chalcogenide glass. We calculated the zero dispersion wavelengths of Ge 17 Ga 4 Sb 10 S 69 fibers with the core diameters of 1.2, 1.5, and 2.0 μm at λ = 1.48 , 1.66, and 1.75 μm in comparison with λ = 1.60 , 1.87, and 1.98 μm obtained for As 2 S 3 fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

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Original Manuscript: June 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2011
Published: August 30, 2011

Tomas Kohoutek, Xin Yan, Teruo W. Shiosaka, Spyros N. Yannopoulos, Athanassios Chrissanthopoulos, Takenobu Suzuki, and Yasutake Ohishi, "Enhanced Raman gain of Ge–Ga–Sb–S chalcogenide glass for highly nonlinear microstructured optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2284-2290 (2011)

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