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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19783–19793

Single-mode optical fiber for high-power, low-loss UV transmission

Yves Colombe, Daniel H. Slichter, Andrew C. Wilson, Dietrich Leibfried, and David J. Wineland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19783-19793 (2014)

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We report large-mode-area solid-core photonic crystal fibers made from fused silica that resist ultraviolet (UV) solarization even at relatively high optical powers. Using a process of hydrogen loading and UV irradiation of the fibers, we demonstrate stable single-mode transmission over hundreds of hours for fiber output powers of 10 mW at 280 nm and 125 mW at 313 nm (limited only by the available laser power). Fiber attenuation ranges from 0.9 dB/m to 0.13 dB/m at these wavelengths, and is unaffected by bending for radii above 50 mm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2014
Published: August 8, 2014

Yves Colombe, Daniel H. Slichter, Andrew C. Wilson, Dietrich Leibfried, and David J. Wineland, "Single-mode optical fiber for high-power, low-loss UV transmission," Opt. Express 22, 19783-19793 (2014)

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