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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21608–21614

Fabrication and characterization of a chalcogenide-tellurite composite microstructure fiber with high nonlinearity

Meisong Liao, Chitrarekha Chaudhari, Guanshi Qin, Xin Yan, Chihiro Kito, Takenobu Suzuki, Yasutake Ohishi, Morio Matsumoto, and Takashi Misumi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21608-21614 (2009)

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A highly nonlinear composite fiber, which has a 1.5 μm chalcogenide glass core surrounded by a tellurite glass microstructure cladding, has been fabricated by the method of stack and draw. A tellurite glass capillary containing a As2S3 rod was sealed with negative pressure inside. Then this capillary and other empty capillaries were stacked into a tellurite glass tube, and elongated into a cane. This cane was then inserted into another tellurite glass jacket tube and drawn into the composite microstructure fiber. The fiber has a flattened chromatic dispersion together with a zero dispersion wavelength located in the near infrared range. The propagation losses at 1.55 μm were 18.3 dB/m. The nonlinear coefficient at 1.55 μm was 9.3 m−1W−1. Such a high nonlinear coefficient counteracts the high propagation losses to a large extent. A supercontinuum spectrum of 20-dB bandwidth covering 800-2400 nm was generated by this composite microstructure fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2009
Published: November 11, 2009

Meisong Liao, Chitrarekha Chaudhari, Guanshi Qin, Xin Yan, Chihiro Kito, Takenobu Suzuki, Yasutake Ohishi, Morio Matsumoto, and Takashi Misumi, "Fabrication and characterization of a chalcogenide-tellurite composite microstructure fiber with high nonlinearity," Opt. Express 17, 21608-21614 (2009)

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