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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1359–1366

Small core Ge-As-Se microstructured optical fiber with single-mode propagation and low optical losses

Perrine Toupin, Laurent Brilland, Johann Trolès, and Jean-Luc Adam  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 1359-1366 (2012)

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Effects of multiple drawing operations on As38Se62 and Ge10As22Se68 chalcogenide microstructured optical fibers (MOF) are investigated. Fabrication of small-core single-mode chalcogenide MOF’s with 3 rings of holes necessitates a two-step drawing operation which may conduct to additional optical losses, as compared to single-step processes. Thus, glasses with high stability against crystallization are required. With this respect, Ge10As22Se68 single-mode microstructured optical were obtained with optical losses equal to 1 dB/m at 1.55 µm and lower than 1 dB/m at 3.0µm. Core diameter is as small as 4-6 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

ToC Category:
Materials for Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: June 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

Perrine Toupin, Laurent Brilland, Johann Trolès, and Jean-Luc Adam, "Small core Ge-As-Se microstructured optical fiber with single-mode propagation and low optical losses," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1359-1366 (2012)

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