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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 140–152

Ternary tellurite glasses for the fabrication of nonlinear optical fibres

Sean Manning, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, and Tanya M. Monro  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 140-152 (2012)

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We investigated the suitability of three ternary tellurite glass families for use as optical fibre materials. Systematically varied compositions were produced and the scalability of the glass volumes was assessed. Detailed thermal analysis was conducted to provide justification for the observed billet scaling results. Compositional trends in the linear and nonlinear refractive indices were measured and correlated to structural information gained from measured Raman spectra. Physical mechanisms are suggested to explain the observed trends. Finally we explore the suitability of these glasses for optical fibre fabrication.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2011
Published: January 10, 2012

Sean Manning, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, and Tanya M. Monro, "Ternary tellurite glasses for the fabrication of nonlinear optical fibres," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 140-152 (2012)

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