7 May 2010 Chalcogenide fiber for mid-infrared transmission and generation of laser source
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Chalcogenide glass fibers are the best candidates for mid-infrared transmission. Their low optical losses and high-power damage threshold are enabling numerous applications: laser power delivery, chemical sensing and imaging. Furthermore, chalcogenide glass fibers are best candidates for demonstrating rare-earth doped fiber lasers and supercontinuum sources in the mid-infrared. The latest results towards the creation of a 4.5 micron fiber laser and a broadband (2-5 micron) supercontinuum source are presented.
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Francois Chenard, Robinson A. Kuis, "Chalcogenide fiber for mid-infrared transmission and generation of laser source", Proc. SPIE 7693, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XII, 769308 (7 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852734; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.852734
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