Abstract

We demonstrate the first fluorozirconate microstructured fiber for use in the mid-infrared. The fiber preform was manufactured via extrusion of a 200g billet through a complex graphite die. The fiber exhibits large mode area of 6600μm2, loss of 3dBm at 4μm and only marginal excess loss relative to a corresponding unstructured fiber.

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[CrossRef]

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T. M. Monro and H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 36, 467 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Y. Li, and T. M. Monro, Electron. Lett. 43, 1343 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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N. P. Bansal and R. H. Doremus, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 67, C197 (1984).
[CrossRef]

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D. Furniss and A. B. Seddon, J. Mater. Sci. Lett. 17, 1541 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (2)

E. Roeder, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 5, 377 (1972).
[CrossRef]

K. Itoh, K. Miura, I. Masuda, M. Iwakura, and T. Yamashita, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 167, 112 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. R. Day, P. W. France, S. F. Carter, M. W. Moore, and J. R. Williams, Opt. Quantum Electron. 22, 259 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

P. W. France, Fluoride Glass Optical Fibres (CRC Press, 1990).

J. A. Harrington, Infrared Fibers and Their Applications (SPIE, 2004).
[CrossRef]

www.infraredfibersystems.com/SGfiber-specs.htm.

P. McNamara, D. G. Lancaster, R. Bailey, A. Hemming, P. Henry, and R. H. Mai, “A large core microstructured fluoride glass optical fiber for mid-infrared single-mode transmission,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids, submitted for publication.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Target preform structure, (b) extruded preform, (c) scanning electron microscope image of the microstructured fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Modeling results of seven-hole structures: solid black and dashed magenta lines show the confinement loss of the FM and of the FHM [log(dB/m)], respectively, background colors show the contour of mode area, hatched area designates the region of effective single-mode guidance as defined in the text.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Viscosity of ZBLAN glass as a function of temperature. The line represents a linear fit of the data from [11].

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Fiber loss of two bare (unstructured) fibers and the MOF. The lines connecting the measured loss values at 4.0 and 4.7 μ m are shown as a guide for the eyes. Inset, measured mode profile of the MOF at 4.0 μ m .

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