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Solid Tellurite Optical Fiber Based on Stack-and-Draw Method for Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation

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Coherent|Nufern, 7 Airport Park Road, East Granby, CT 06026, USA
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ECE/COMSET, Clemson University, 91 Technology Drive, Anderson, SC 29625, USA
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Thorlabs Inc., 56 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860, USA
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J.A. Woollam, 645 M Street, Suite 102, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA
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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, One Space Park R1/1184, Redonda Beach, CA 90278, USA
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Novae, ZA Bel Air, 87700 Saint Martin le Vieux, France
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University of Limoges, CNRS, XLIM, UMR 7252, 87000 Limoges, France
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Academic Editor: Stephen C. Bondy
Fibers 2017, 5(4), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib5040037
Received: 2 August 2017 / Revised: 7 September 2017 / Accepted: 18 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fabrication of Special Optical Glass and Polymer Fibres)
Broadband, 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
Keywords: fiber design and fabrication; supercontinuum generation; nonlinear optical materials; nonlinear optics; tellurite fiber design and fabrication; supercontinuum generation; nonlinear optical materials; nonlinear optics; tellurite
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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib5040037

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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib5040037

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Dunn, Christopher, Fanting Kong, Guancheng Gu, Thomas W. Hawkins, Maxwell Jones, Joshua Parsons, Andrew Runnion, Monica T. Kalichevsky-Dong, Reza Salem, Dongfeng Liu, David Gardner, Peter Fendel, Ron Synowicki, Eric Cheung, Jean-Thomas Gomes, Laure Lavoute, Dmitry Gaponov, Sébastien Février, and Liang Dong. 2017. "Solid Tellurite Optical Fiber Based on Stack-and-Draw Method for Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation" Fibers 5, no. 4: 37. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib5040037

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