5 March 2015 MIR chalcogenide fiber and devices
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Ongoing efforts on the purification of chalcogenide glasses and fiber draw processes enable the production of commercial-grade mid-infrared (MIR) fibers for 1.5-10 μm transmission. Results show multimode and single-mode MIR fibers with low-loss (<0.1dB/m) and high tensile strength (>20kpsi). High-power laser transmission has been achieved in single-mode fiber (>5 MW/cm2 CW).
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Francois Chenard, Oseas Alvarez, Hassan Moawad, "MIR chalcogenide fiber and devices", Proc. SPIE 9317, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XV, 93170B (5 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2085056; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2085056
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