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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Bend loss in multimode chalcogenide fiber at infrared wavelengths

Paper Abstract

The bending loss is a critical parameter for packaging, representing a limiting parameter in the minimization of fiber-based devices. For applications in the mid-infrared spectral band, chalcogenide glass optical fibers are one of the few alternatives for high-power beam delivery. We present experimental results for the bending loss of a sulfide-based multimode chalcogenide fiber for a broad range of infrared wavelengths as well demonstrating <5.8  W power handling for a 6.25-mm radius bend.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 2014
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(1) 010502 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.1.010502
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Rafael R. Gattass, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Frederic H. Kung, Univ. Research Foundation (United States)
Lynda E. Busse, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. Brandon Shaw, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jasbinder S. Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)

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