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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1511–1519

On loss in silicon core optical fibers

S. Morris, T. Hawkins, P. Foy, J. Hudson, L. Zhu, R. Stolen, R. Rice, and J. Ballato  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1511-1519 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.001511


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Abstract

Glass clad semiconductor core fibers have received much attention recently for their potential utility for nonlinear optics and infrared power delivery. As these fibers have progressed, it has become evident that a greater understanding as to the dominant sources of loss is needed. This work begins that discussion by investigating intrinsic and extrinsic sources of loss in silica glass clad crystalline silicon core optical fibers. Of particular interest are, to the best of our knowledge, the first lattice-fringe images of single and poly-crystalline regions of the silicon core optical fibers as well as scattering sources. Suggested herein are methods to further reduce the presence of impurities and defects that lead to scattering and dominate optical losses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials

ToC Category:
Materials for Fiber Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

Virtual Issues
Specialty Optical Fibers (2012) Optical Materials Express

Citation
S. Morris, T. Hawkins, P. Foy, J. Hudson, L. Zhu, R. Stolen, R. Rice, and J. Ballato, "On loss in silicon core optical fibers," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1511-1519 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-11-1511


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