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A Review of Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation in Chalcogenide Glass Fibers

Laboratory of Infrared Material and Devices, The Research Institute of Advanced Technologies, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(5), 707; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8050707
Received: 31 March 2018 / Revised: 21 April 2018 / Accepted: 25 April 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
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Abstract

Chalcogenide glasses have the advantages of a wide transparency window (over 20 μm) and high optical nonlinearity (up to a thousand times greater than that of silica glasses), making them good candidates for mid-infrared supercontinuum generation. In this review, we describe both the history and recent developments in mid-infrared supercontinuum generation from chalcogenide fibers according to three kinds of fiber structures: step-index, microstructured and tapered fibers. We also review the coherence properties of mid-infrared supercontinuum generation and all-fiber supercontinuum sources based on chalcogenide fibers. View Full-Text
Keywords: chalcogenide glass fiber; mid-infrared; nonlinear optics; supercontinuum generation chalcogenide glass fiber; mid-infrared; nonlinear optics; supercontinuum generation
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Dai, S.; Wang, Y.; Peng, X.; Zhang, P.; Wang, X.; Xu, Y. A Review of Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation in Chalcogenide Glass Fibers. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 707.

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