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Infrared optical fibers and their applications
Author(s): Jasbinder Singh Sanghera; L. Brandon Shaw; Lynda E. Busse; Vinh Q. Nguyen; Brian J. Cole; Reza Mossadegh; Pablo C. Pureza; Robert E. Miklos; Frederic H. Kung; David B. Talley; Dominick Roselle; Ishwar D. Aggarwal
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Paper Abstract

Chalcogenide glass fibers based on sulphide, selenide, telluride and their rare earth doped compositions are being actively pursued at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) as well as world-wide. Great strides have been made in reducing optical losses using improved chemical purification techniques, but further improvements are needed in both purification and fiberization technology to attain the theoretical optical losses. Despite this, current singlemode and multimode chalcogenide glass fibers are enabling numerous applications. Some of these applications include laser power delivery, chemical sensing, scanning near field microscopy/spectroscopy, and fiber IR sources/lasers and amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372807
Show Author Affiliations
Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. Brandon Shaw, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Lynda E. Busse, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Vinh Q. Nguyen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Brian J. Cole, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Reza Mossadegh, Univ. of Maryland Research Foundation (United States)
Pablo C. Pureza, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert E. Miklos, SF Associates (United States)
Frederic H. Kung, Univ. of Maryland Research Foundation (United States)
David B. Talley, Univ. of Maryland Research Foundation (United States)
Dominick Roselle, Univ. of Maryland Research Foundation (United States)
Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3849:
Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications
Mohammed Saad; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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