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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 740–742

Fabrication and characterization of a water-free mid-infrared fluorotellurite glass

Aoxiang Lin, Aleksandr Ryasnyanskiy, and Jean Toulouse  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 5, pp. 740-742 (2011)

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Using a physical and chemical dehydration technique and a high-pressure, ultradry O 2 atmosphere in a semiclosed steel-chamber furnace, we fabricated a group of fluorotellurite glasses with a composition of ( 90 x ) TeO 2 - x ZnF 2 - 10 Na 2 O (mol.%, x = 0 30 ). For x = 30 , no OH absorption was observed in the range of 0.38 6.1 μm . This is the first report of a water-free mid-IR fluorotellurite glass, to our knowledge, offering the common advantages of a robust oxide glass and an IR-transparent fluoride one. Besides optimized linear transmittance and absorption, the nonlinear refractive indices and Raman gain coefficients are reduced. These results are discussed in the context of mid-IR high-power laser generation and transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2011
Published: February 28, 2011

Aoxiang Lin, Aleksandr Ryasnyanskiy, and Jean Toulouse, "Fabrication and characterization of a water-free mid-infrared fluorotellurite glass," Opt. Lett. 36, 740-742 (2011)

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