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Borosilicate Based Hollow-Core Optical Fibers

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CNRS, UMR 8523–PhLAM–Physique des Lasers Atomes et Molécules, Université de Lille, F-59000 Lille, France
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Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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Fibers 2019, 7(8), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib7080073
Received: 8 July 2019 / Revised: 29 July 2019 / Accepted: 8 August 2019 / Published: 11 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers)
We discuss the fabrication of hollow-core optical fibers made of borosilicate glass. We show that, despite the high attenuation of the glass relative to silica, the fiber optical losses can be of the same order of magnitude of those obtained by using ultrapure silica glass. Short lengths of the fabricated fibers, used in combination with incoherent optical sources, provide single-mode optical guidance in both near and mid-infrared spectral ranges without any additional optical components. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiber design and fabrication; fiber properties; microstructured fibers fiber design and fabrication; fiber properties; microstructured fibers
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Belardi, W.; Sazio, P.J. Borosilicate Based Hollow-Core Optical Fibers. Fibers 2019, 7, 73.

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