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Uses of nonoxide glasses for fiber optics
Author(s): A. R. Kortan; N. Kopylov
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Paper Abstract

Non-oxide glasses1-5 find an increasing use in fiber optic applications. Most of the current research activity is in the halide glass fibers used as active hosts for rare-earth ion doping. These include, 1.3 and 1.5 μm optical amplifiers, frequency upconversion devices, fiber lasers, permanent gratings, etc. Other non-oxide glasses, chalcogenides and mixed chalcogenide halide glasses have potential in fiber applications in IR laser power deliverers, image-guides and sensors. Some of the important issues that require further research include, the glass purification, stable glass compositions, hermetic coatings for fibers, better methods for preform and fiber fabrication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1996
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 10286, Inorganic Optical Materials: A Critical Review, 102860J (8 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245193
Show Author Affiliations
A. R. Kortan, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
N. Kopylov, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10286:
Inorganic Optical Materials: A Critical Review
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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