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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16716–16721

Solid-core tellurite glass fiber for infrared and nonlinear applications

Aoxiang Lin, Aidong Zhang, Elizabeth J. Bushong, and Jean Toulouse  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16716-16721 (2009)

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By optimizing glass composition and using a multistage dehydration process, a ternary 80TeO2-10ZnO-10Na2O glass is obtained that shows excellent transparency in the wavelength range from 0.38 µm up to 6.10 µm. Based on this optimized composition, we report on the fabrication of a single-mode solid-core tellurite glass fiber with large mode area of 103 µm2 and low loss of 0.24~0.7 dB/m at 1550 nm. By using the continuous-wave self-phase modulation method, the non-resonant nonlinear refractive index n2 and the effective nonlinear parameter γ of this made tellurite glass fiber were estimated to be 3.8×10-19 m2/W and 10.6 W-1·km-1 at 1550 nm, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2009
Published: September 3, 2009

Aoxiang Lin, Aidong Zhang, Elizabeth J. Bushong, and Jean Toulouse, "Solid-core tellurite glass fiber for infrared and nonlinear applications," Opt. Express 17, 16716-16721 (2009)

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