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Title: Single-mode microstructured fibre for the mid-IR range

Abstract

A single-mode microstructured fibre for the mid-IR region based on silver halide crystals is fabricated for the first time. It is shown theoretically and experimentally that the fibre is virtually single-mode at a wavelength of 10.27 {mu}m and has optical losses equal to 2 dBm{sup -1}. It is demonstrated that crystal microstructured fibres offer a number of advantages compared to common fibres made of silver halide crystals. A broad transparency window of these materials (2-20 {mu}m) makes promising the use of these fibres in spectroscopy and in nonlinear fibre devices for the mid-IR region. (optical fibres)

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Fiber Optics Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. Institute of Microelectronics Technology and High Purity Materials, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow region, Chernogolovka (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21466650
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 37; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE2007v037n04ABEH013434
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CRYSTALS; HALIDES; INFRARED SPECTRA; MICROSTRUCTURE; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPACITY; OPTICAL FIBERS; SILVER COMPOUNDS; SPECTROSCOPY; WAVELENGTHS; FIBERS; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SPECTRA; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS

Citation Formats

Butvina, L N, Sereda, Olesya V, Dianov, Evgenii M, Lichkova, N V, and Zagorodnev, V N. Single-mode microstructured fibre for the mid-IR range. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N04ABEH013434.
Butvina, L N, Sereda, Olesya V, Dianov, Evgenii M, Lichkova, N V, & Zagorodnev, V N. Single-mode microstructured fibre for the mid-IR range. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N04ABEH013434.
Butvina, L N, Sereda, Olesya V, Dianov, Evgenii M, Lichkova, N V, and Zagorodnev, V N. Mon . "Single-mode microstructured fibre for the mid-IR range". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N04ABEH013434.
@article{osti_21466650,
title = {Single-mode microstructured fibre for the mid-IR range},
author = {Butvina, L N and Sereda, Olesya V and Dianov, Evgenii M and Lichkova, N V and Zagorodnev, V N},
abstractNote = {A single-mode microstructured fibre for the mid-IR region based on silver halide crystals is fabricated for the first time. It is shown theoretically and experimentally that the fibre is virtually single-mode at a wavelength of 10.27 {mu}m and has optical losses equal to 2 dBm{sup -1}. It is demonstrated that crystal microstructured fibres offer a number of advantages compared to common fibres made of silver halide crystals. A broad transparency window of these materials (2-20 {mu}m) makes promising the use of these fibres in spectroscopy and in nonlinear fibre devices for the mid-IR region. (optical fibres)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2007V037N04ABEH013434},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
number = 4,
volume = 37,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}
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