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Chalcogenide negative curvature fibers
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Paper Abstract

The development of negative curvature fibers is an exciting advance in optical fiber technology that combines relatively low loss over a broad bandwidth with relatively high tolerance for fabrication imperfections. Tolerance of fabrication imperfections is particularly important for chalcogenide fibers, and negative curvature geometries have made it possible to fabricate hollow-core chalcogenide fibers that can transmit light at 10 μm with a loss of 2.1 dB/m. We review theoretical and experimental work that we have carried out to determine the performance limits and to design and fabricate chalcogenide negative curvature fibers.

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Date Published: 5 October 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10435, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XIV, 104350I (5 October 2017);
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Curtis R. Menyuk, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Chengli Wei, Baylor Univ. (United States)
R. Joseph Weiblen, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan Hu, Baylor Univ. (United States)
Rafael R. Gattass, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. Brandon Shaw, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jasbinder S. Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10435:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XIV
David H. Titterton; Robert J. Grasso; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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