Solid Tellurite Optical Fiber Based on Stack-and-Draw Method for Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation
AbstractBroadband, high-power mid-infrared (mid-IR) sources are critical for many applications. Compared to alternatives such as fluorides and chalcogenides, tellurite fibers are more robust and can handle much higher power. Tellurite fibers also have high nonlinearity and a material zero dispersion close to 2 µm, making them ideal for nonlinear processes pumped by Tm-doped silica fiber lasers. In this work, we have demonstrated solid tellurite fibers fabricated by a stack-and-draw process and investigated their potential for broadband mid-IR supercontinuum generation. We have identified that fibers with low dispersion are beneficial and that low residual hydroxyl (OH) is critical for broadband mid-IR supercontinuum generation in tellurite fibers pumped at ~2 µm. View Full-Text
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Dunn, C.; Kong, F.; Gu, G.; Hawkins, T.W.; Jones, M.; Parsons, J.; Runnion, A.; Kalichevsky-Dong, M.T.; Salem, R.; Liu, D.; Gardner, D.; Fendel, P.; Synowicki, R.; Cheung, E.; Gomes, J.-T.; Lavoute, L.; Gaponov, D.; Février, S.; Dong, L. Solid Tellurite Optical Fiber Based on Stack-and-Draw Method for Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation. Fibers 2017, 5, 37.
Dunn C, Kong F, Gu G, Hawkins TW, Jones M, Parsons J, Runnion A, Kalichevsky-Dong MT, Salem R, Liu D, Gardner D, Fendel P, Synowicki R, Cheung E, Gomes J-T, Lavoute L, Gaponov D, Février S, Dong L. Solid Tellurite Optical Fiber Based on Stack-and-Draw Method for Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation. Fibers. 2017; 5(4):37.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dunn, Christopher; Kong, Fanting; Gu, Guancheng; Hawkins, Thomas W.; Jones, Maxwell; Parsons, Joshua; Runnion, Andrew; Kalichevsky-Dong, Monica T.; Salem, Reza; Liu, Dongfeng; Gardner, David; Fendel, Peter; Synowicki, Ron; Cheung, Eric; Gomes, Jean-Thomas; Lavoute, Laure; Gaponov, Dmitry; Février, Sébastien; Dong, Liang. 2017. "Solid Tellurite Optical Fiber Based on Stack-and-Draw Method for Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation." Fibers 5, no. 4: 37.