Abstract

A novel technique, named “core suction,” for fabricating optical fiber preforms has been devised. The technique involves drawing the molten nonconventional core glass material into the cladding tube to form the preform. The developed technique is simple, inexpensive, and shows great potential for fabricating preforms of highly nonlinear nonconventional glasses as the core material. Preforms were made with Schott SF6 and a lead–tellurium–germanate glass in silica cladding tubes, and these preforms were then pulled into fibers.

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[CrossRef]

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D. Kominsky and R. Stolen, presented at Optics in the Southeast (Charlotte, North Carolina, September 18, 2000).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Centanni, J. C.

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Opt. Mater.

J. S. Wang, E. M. Vogel, and E. Snitzer, Opt. Mater. 3, 187 (1994).
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Other

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the core-suction technique.

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Fig. 2

(Color online) Cross section of the fiber fabricated by the core-suction technique with SF6 as the core glass in a silica cladding tube.

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Fig. 3

(Color online) Output multimode pattern of the fiber with SF6 core in silica cladding, with input red He–Ne light.

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Fig. 4

(Color online) Cross section of the fiber fabricated by the core-suction technique with lead–tellurium–germanate core glass in a silica cladding tube.

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Fig. 5

Refractive index profile of the fiber with lead-tellurium–germanate core glass in a silica cladding tube.

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Fig. 6

Loss spectrum of the fiber with lead–tellurium–germanate core glass in a silica cladding tube.

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