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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26760–26768

Reduced Fresnel losses in chalcogenide fibers by using anti-reflective surface structures on fiber end faces

Jasbinder Sanghera, Catalin Florea, Lynda Busse, Brandon Shaw, Fritz Miklos, and Ishwar Aggarwal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26760-26768 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026760


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Abstract

We demonstrate microstructuring of chalcogenide fiber end faces in order to obtain enhanced transmission due to the antireflective properties of the microstructured surfaces. A variety of molding approaches have been investigated for As2S3 and As2Se3 fibers. Transmission as high as 97% per facet was obtained in the case of As2S3 fiber, compared to the native, Fresnel-loss limited, transmission of 83%. The potential for hydrophobic character was also demonstrated by increasing the contact angle of water droplets to greater than 120°.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(050.2065) Diffraction and gratings : Effective medium theory

ToC Category:
Chalcogenide Glass

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2010
Published: December 6, 2010

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Chalcogenide Glass (2010) Optics Express

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Jasbinder Sanghera, Catalin Florea, Lynda Busse, Brandon Shaw, Fritz Miklos, and Ishwar Aggarwal, "Reduced Fresnel losses in chalcogenide fibers by using anti-reflective surface structures on fiber end faces," Opt. Express 18, 26760-26768 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-26760


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