Polymer-composite fibers for transmitting high peak power pulses at 1.55 microns
Author(s)Ruff, Zachary; Shemuly, Dana; Peng, Xiang; Shapira, Ofer; Wang, Zheng; Fink, Yoel; ... Show more Show less
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Hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers (PBG) offer the opportunity to suppress highly the optical absorption and nonlinearities of their constituent materials, which makes them viable candidates for transmitting high-peak power pulses. We report the fabrication and characterization of polymer-composite PBG fibers in a novel materials system, polycarbonate and arsenic sulfide glass. Propagation losses for the 60μm-core fibers are less than 2dB/m, a 52x improvement over previous 1D-PBG fibers at this wavelength. Through preferential coupling the fiber is capable of operating with over 97% the fiber’s power output in the fundamental (HE[subscript 11]) mode. The fiber transmitted pulses with peak powers of 11.4 MW before failure.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Optical Society of America
Ruff, Zachary, Dana Shemuly, Xiang Peng, Ofer Shapira, Zheng Wang, and Yoel Fink. “Polymer-composite fibers for transmitting high peak power pulses at 1.55 microns.” Optics Express 18, no. 15 (July 9, 2010): 15697. © 2010 OSA
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