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Photonic glasses for IR and mid-IR spectral range
Author(s): J. Lousteau; N.G. Boetti; D. Negro; E. Mura; G. C. Scarpignato; G. Perrone; D. Milanese; S. Abrate

Paper Abstract

The mid-IR spectral range is of particular interest for two main reasons: many molecules exhibit signature optical absorptions in this wavelength range and specific transmission windows within these wavelengths are available in the Earth’s atmosphere. Options for compact, reliable, high power mid-IR optical sources are currently rather limited by the difficulty of finding host materials that are both transparent in the mid-IR wavelengths range and sufficiently stable, robust and easy to fabricate. In this paper the relevant glass host materials suitable for the development of mid-IR coherent sources based on rare earths doping are briefly reviewed. The current state of the art in mid-IR fiber laser and supercontinuum sources is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 1056435 (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309088
Show Author Affiliations
J. Lousteau, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
N.G. Boetti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
D. Negro, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
E. Mura, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
G. C. Scarpignato, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
G. Perrone, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
D. Milanese, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
S. Abrate, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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