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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15697–15703

Polymer-composite fibers for transmitting high peak power pulses at 1.55 microns

Zachary Ruff, Dana Shemuly, Xiang Peng, Ofer Shapira, Zheng Wang, and Yoel Fink  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15697-15703 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015697


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Abstract

Hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers (PBG) offer the opportunity to suppress highly the optical absorption and nonlinearities of their constituent materials, which makes them viable candidates for transmitting high-peak power pulses. We report the fabrication and characterization of polymer-composite PBG fibers in a novel materials system, polycarbonate and arsenic sulfide glass. Propagation losses for the 60μm-core fibers are less than 2dB/m, a 52x improvement over previous 1D-PBG fibers at this wavelength. Through preferential coupling the fiber is capable of operating with over 97% the fiber’s power output in the fundamental (HE11) mode. The fiber transmitted pulses with peak powers of 11.4 MW before failure.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2010
Published: July 9, 2010

Citation
Zachary Ruff, Dana Shemuly, Xiang Peng, Ofer Shapira, Zheng Wang, and Yoel Fink, "Polymer-composite fibers for transmitting high peak power pulses at 1.55 microns," Opt. Express 18, 15697-15703 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-15697


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