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Tellurite glass optical fiber doped with PbTe quantum dots
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Paper Abstract

We produced a PbTe quantum dot core doped optical fiber with tellurite glasses intended to be used in highly nonlinear ultrafast optical devices capable to operate at the optical communication window at 1300 and 1500 nm wavelength region. Attenuation peaks of the optical fiber depends on the heat treatment time as expected for dots growth and covered the whole mid infrared region near 1500 nm. The optical fiber preform was made with the rod-in-tube method and the fiber was produced with a 4 m high Heatway drawing tower. The optical fiber core can be heavily doped because tellurite glasses solubility for PbTe quantum dots is order of magnitude higher than borosilicate and phosphate glasses, for example. In order to match all the requirements for core-clad optical fibers we studied undoped and doped tellurite glasses optical and thermophysical properties as a function of the glass composition. We also followed the growth kinetics of the quantum dots by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy in the bulk glass matrix and the optical fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5734, Quantum Dots, Nanoparticles, and Nanoclusters II, (4 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.587248
Show Author Affiliations
Gilberto Junior Jacob, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Luiz Carlos Barbosa, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Carlos Lenz Cesar, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5734:
Quantum Dots, Nanoparticles, and Nanoclusters II
Diana L. Huffaker; Pallab K. Bhattacharya, Editor(s)

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