Abstract

Microstructured crystalline optical fiber from silver halides is described. Both experimental and theoretical evidences are presented to establish that the fiber is effectively single mode at wavelength 10.6μm with numerical aperture NA=0.16 and optical losses of 2dBm. Crystalline microstructured optical fibers offer key advantages over step-index optical fibers from silver halide crystals. The wide transmission range of wavelengths 220μm provides great potential for applications in spectroscopy and for the development of a range of new crystalline-based nonlinear optical fibers.

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Millo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Science (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (5)

J. C. Flanagan, D. J. Richardson, M. J. Foster, and I. Bakalski, in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Space Optics (ESTEC, 2006).

O. Wallner, V. G. Artjuschenko, and R. Flatscher, in Proc. SPIE 5491, 636 (2004).

http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/cudos/mofsoftware/

L. N. Butvina, in Infrared Fiber Optics, J.S.Shanghera and I.D.Aggarwal, eds. (CRC Press, 1998), pp. 209-249.

L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zavgorodnev, and L. Kuepper, in Proc. SPIE 4083, 238 (2000).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Microscope photo of the microstructured crystalline optical fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Far-field intensity distribution. The numerical aperture at the 5% level is NA = 0.16 . Squares, measured power value; solid curve, Gaussian approximation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Near-field distribution measurement setup.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intensity distribution in the near field. Squares, measured power value; solid curve, Gaussian approximation.

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