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Segmented cladding fibers for the middle infrared
Author(s): Arnon Millo; Itay Naeh; Yaron Lavi; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

We report the design, fabrication and optical characterization of total internal reflection segmented-cladding fibers for the middle-infrared spectral range 2-20 μm. Segmented cladding is a novel fiber design in which the uniform core of high refractive material is surrounded by a cladding of alternating segments of high and low refractive indices. Segmented cladding fibers are capable of maintaining a single-mode operation over a wide spectral range with a large core area. The design of the fibers and the simulations were made using the radial effective index method. The fibers were extruded from silver-halide crystals by using the 'rod in tube' method. Using this method we were able to construct large core fibers which exhibited few-modes and relatively low losses at 10.6 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6128, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV, 61280T (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647721
Show Author Affiliations
Arnon Millo, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Itay Naeh, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Yaron Lavi, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6128:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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