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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1470–1477

Te-based chalcohalide glasses for far-infrared optical fiber

Clément Conseil, Jean-Claude Bastien, Catherine Boussard-Plédel, Xiang-Hua Zhang, Pierre Lucas, Shixun Dai, Jacques Lucas, and Bruno Bureau  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1470-1477 (2012)

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Tellurium based glasses have been studied for their optical properties in the far infrared region. New glasses, in the system Ge-Te-AgI, present a very good thermal stability. Indeed, for the first time, no obvious crystallization peak is observed in tellurium based glasses. Then, fibers have been drawn showing interesting optical losses and quite large transmission in the mid-infrared. So, these glasses are good candidates for the elaboration of single mode fibers able to detect the CO2 signature at 15µm for the ESA Darwin project.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

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Materials for Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: August 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

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Clément Conseil, Jean-Claude Bastien, Catherine Boussard-Plédel, Xiang-Hua Zhang, Pierre Lucas, Shixun Dai, Jacques Lucas, and Bruno Bureau, "Te-based chalcohalide glasses for far-infrared optical fiber," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1470-1477 (2012)

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