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Optical Engineering

Materials For Mid-Infrared Waveguides
Author(s): John R. Gannon
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Paper Abstract

Optical waveguide operation in the mid-infrared waveband requires the use of alternative materials to those conventionally based upon silica, this being a necessary consequence of fundamental absorption mechanisms. In selecting such materials the anionic component is the primary consideration. For high performance waveguides it is necessary to have as nearly coincident zero material dispersion and minimum loss wavelengths as possible in order to utilize the IR low-loss potential and also to maximize bandwidths for monomode operation. Short distance power or image transfer applications are dependent solely upon the material minimum loss wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 23(2) 232216 doi: 10.1117/12.7973413
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 23, Issue 2
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John R. Gannon, Standard Telecommunication Laboratories Limited (England)


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