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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3360–3362

Single-mode low-loss optical fibers for long-wave infrared transmission

Zhiyong Yang, Tao Luo, Shibin Jiang, Jihong Geng, and Pierre Lucas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3360-3362 (2010)

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In this Letter, we report single-mode fibers made of chalcogenide glasses with low loss in the 5 12 μm range. Glasses from the Ge–As–Te–Se system were optimized to prevent nucleation and to exhibit low density of charge carriers. Single-mode fibers were obtained through the rod-in-tube method by substituting 2% Te/Se between the core and cladding glasses. The resulting single-mode fibers had a core diameter of 30 μm and exhibited losses of ~6 dB/m at 10.6 μm , and as low as 3 4 dB / m in the 6 10 μm range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

Zhiyong Yang, Tao Luo, Shibin Jiang, Jihong Geng, and Pierre Lucas, "Single-mode low-loss optical fibers for long-wave infrared transmission," Opt. Lett. 35, 3360-3362 (2010)

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