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Germanate Glass Optical Fibers For 2 To 3 µm Band Fabricated By Vapor-Phase Axial Deposition Method
Author(s): H. Takahashi; I. Sugimoto; T. Sato; S. Yoshida
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Paper Abstract

Germanate glass (Ge02-Sb203) optical fiber has been drawn from a preform glass rod prepared by the vapor-phase axial deposition (VAD) method. Transmission loss as low as 13 dB/km at the 1.1 Am wavelength has been obtained for a silicone resinclad fiber, and 5 dB/km at 2 Am and 23 dB/km at 2.4 Am have been obtained for a fiber with germanate glass cladding. If a germanate glass fiber of ideal design with a water content as low as 1 ppb (as has already been achieved for high-silica fiber prepared by the VAD method) is prepared, a loss of less than 0.1 dB/km is anticipated around the 2.2 to 2.4 Am wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 23(4) 234465 doi: 10.1117/12.7973319
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 23, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
H. Takahashi, The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
I. Sugimoto, The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
T. Sato, The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (United States)
S. Yoshida, The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)

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