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Study of attenuation in tapered xenon-core hollow optical fibers
Author(s): Imen Arfaoui; Michel A. Duguay; L. Bouchard
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Paper Abstract

Our optical waveguides are silica capillaries filled with xenon at atmospheric pressure. Outside the capillary helium gas "outer cladding" insures a positive refractive index difference Δn between core and cladding. The propagation losses have been calculated and compared to some preliminary measurements. In such fibers, the attenuation is high because once infrared light is injected, several hgih order modes are excited. We are studying the low loss properties of tapered xenon-core capillary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.543431
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Imen Arfaoui, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Michel A. Duguay, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
L. Bouchard, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5260:
Applications of Photonic Technology 6
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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