Title

Multimaterial disc-to-fiber approach to efficiently produce robust infrared fibers

Authors

Authors

G. M. Tao; S. Shabahang; S. X. Dai;A. F. Abouraddy

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Mater. Express

Keywords

EXTRUDED TELLURITE GLASS; SUPERCONTINUUM GENERATION; OPTICAL-FIBERS; CHALCOGENIDE NANOTAPERS; EXTRUSION; PREFORMS; WAVE; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Optics

Abstract

A critical challenge in the fabrication of chalcogenide-glass infrared optical fibers is the need for first producing large volumes of high-purity glass-a formidable task, particularly in the case of multicomponent glasses. We describe here a procedure based on multimaterial coextrusion of a hybrid glass-polymer preform from which extended lengths of robust infrared fibers are readily drawn. Only similar to 2 g of glass is required to produce 46 m of step-index fiber with core diameters in the range 10-18 mu m. This process enables rapid prototyping of a variety of glasses for applications in the delivery of quantum cascade laser light, spectroscopy, sensing, and astronomy. (C) 2014 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optical Materials Express

Volume

4

Issue/Number

10

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2143

Last Page

2149

WOS Identifier

WOS:000343405600018

ISSN

2159-3930

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