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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 234–242

From molecular precursors in solution to microstructured optical fiber: a Sol-gel polymeric route

Hicham El Hamzaoui, Laurent Bigot, Géraud Bouwmans, Igor Razdobreev, Mohamed Bouazaoui, and Bruno Capoen  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 234-242 (2011)

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Solid-core photonic crystal fibers with the core derived from non-doped or Erbium-doped sol-gel silica rods are fabricated. The results demonstrate that the direct polymeric sol-gel route constitutes a promising method to prepare large high quality glass pieces that can be integrated into microstructured optical fibers suitable for passive and active optical fiber applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

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Original Manuscript: April 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2011
Published: May 18, 2011

Hicham El Hamzaoui, Laurent Bigot, Géraud Bouwmans, Igor Razdobreev, Mohamed Bouazaoui, and Bruno Capoen, "From molecular precursors in solution to microstructured optical fiber: a Sol-gel polymeric route," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 234-242 (2011)

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