14 October 2010 Highly nonlinear hybrid AsSe-PMMA microtapers and applications
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Proceedings Volume 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2); 78390F (2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869774
Event: Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-10), 2010, Oaxaca, Mexico
Abstract
We report the fabrication and optical characterization of the first hybrid chalcogenide-polymer microtapers. With this material combination, the chalcogenide wire induces a large Kerr effect whereas the polymer coating provides sufficient mechanical robustness and flexibility to the assembly for normal handling as well as limiting the evanescent interaction with the environment. A few centimeters of such a nonlinear microtaper can replace kilometers of highly nonlinear silica fiber. Becoming a building block in itself, the hybrid microtaper can also be used to assemble new highly nonlinear components such as nonlinear couplers.
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Martin Rochette, Chams Baker, "Highly nonlinear hybrid AsSe-PMMA microtapers and applications", Proc. SPIE 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2), 78390F (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869774; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.869774
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Waveguides

Polymers

Dispersion

Refractive index

Wave propagation

Chalcogenides

Cladding

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