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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1946–1948

All-solid bandgap guiding in tellurite-filled silica photonic crystal fibers

Markus A. Schmidt, Nicolai Granzow, Ning Da, Mingying Peng, Lothar Wondraczek, and Philip St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1946-1948 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001946


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Abstract

We report all-solid bandgap-guiding fibers formed by pumping molten tellurite glass into silica‚Äďair photonic crystal fiber at high pressure. The spectral positions of the guidance bands agree well with multipole simulations and bandgap calculations. The micrometer-diameter tellurite strands are found to contain microheterogeneities (most probably originating from devitrification), which increase the fiber attenuation, although no evidence of crystallization is seen in the bulk tellurite glass. The technique offers a potential route to employing difficult-to-handle glasses, or glasses unsuitable for fiber drawing, in fiber-based amplifiers, modulators, filters, and nonlinear devices.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Citation
Markus A. Schmidt, Nicolai Granzow, Ning Da, Mingying Peng, Lothar Wondraczek, and Philip St. J. Russell, "All-solid bandgap guiding in tellurite-filled silica photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 34, 1946-1948 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-1946

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