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Advances in infrared fibers
Author(s): Mohammed Saad
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Paper Abstract

Fluoride glasses are very unique materials that transmit light continually from the UV to mid-infrared (0.3 to 9 μm) without any absorption peaks, and can be drawn into high quality optical fibers. They have been discovered at Rennes University in the mid-seventies, and have experienced an extraordinary and intensive development for more than 25 years for their outstanding optical properties. They have been first intensively developed for long haut telecommunication applications due to their ultra low theoretical optical loss (0.01 to 0.001 dB/km). After many years of intensive research, unfortunately, this goal has not been reached yet and remains a challenge. In the late nineties, the research activities around fluorides glasses and fibers have slowed down and only a few laboratories continue to have some ongoing activity focusing mainly on applications such as fiber lasers, Supercontinuum, spectroscopy and laser power delivery....

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2), 783905 (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.867137
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Mohammed Saad, IRphotonics Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7839:
2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2)
Juan Hernández-Cordero; Ismael Torres-Gómez; Alexis Méndez, Editor(s)

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