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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25723–25728

Demonstration of CO2-laser power delivery through chalcogenide-glass fiber with negative-curvature hollow core

Alexey F. Kosolapov, Andrey D. Pryamikov, Alexander S. Biriukov, Vladimir S. Shiryaev, Maxim S. Astapovich, Gennady E. Snopatin, Victor G. Plotnichenko, Mikhail F. Churbanov, and Evgeny M. Dianov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25723-25728 (2011)

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A technologically simple optical fiber cross-section structure with a negative-curvature hollow-core has been proposed for the delivery of the CO2 laser radiation. The structure was optimized numerically and then realized using Te20As30Se50 (TAS) chalcogenide glass. Guidance of the 10.6 µm СО2-laser radiation through this TAS-glass hollow-core fiber has been demonstrated. The loss at λ=10.6 μm was amounted ~11 dB/m. A resonance behavior of the fiber bend loss as a function of the bend radius has been revealed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2011
Published: December 1, 2011

Alexey F. Kosolapov, Andrey D. Pryamikov, Alexander S. Biriukov, Vladimir S. Shiryaev, Maxim S. Astapovich, Gennady E. Snopatin, Victor G. Plotnichenko, Mikhail F. Churbanov, and Evgeny M. Dianov, "Demonstration of CO2-laser power delivery through chalcogenide-glass fiber with negative-curvature hollow core," Opt. Express 19, 25723-25728 (2011)

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