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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26647–26654

Low loss microstructured chalcogenide fibers for large non linear effects at 1995 nm

J. Troles, Q Coulombier, G. Canat, M. Duhant, W. Renard, P. Toupin, L. Calvez, G. Renversez, F. Smektala, M. El Amraoui, J. L. Adam, T. Chartier, D. Mechin, and L. Brilland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26647-26654 (2010)

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Microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) are traditionally prepared using the stack and draw technique. In order to avoid the interfaces problems observed in chalcogenide glasses, we have developed a new casting method to prepare the chalcogenide preform. This method allows to reach optical losses around 0.4 dB/m at 1.55 µm and less than 0.05 dB/m in the mid IR. Various As38Se62 chalcogenide microstructured fibers have been prepared in order to combine large non linear index of these glasses with the mode control offered by MOF structures. Small core fibers have been drawn to enhance the non linearities. In one of these, three Stokes order have been generated by Raman scattering in a suspended core MOF pumped at 1995 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

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Chalcogenide Glass

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2010
Published: December 6, 2010

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J. Troles, Q Coulombier, G. Canat, M. Duhant, W. Renard, P. Toupin, L. Calvez, G. Renversez, F. Smektala, M. El Amraoui, J. L. Adam, T. Chartier, D. Mechin, and L. Brilland, "Low loss microstructured chalcogenide fibers for large non linear effects at 1995 nm," Opt. Express 18, 26647-26654 (2010)

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