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Fibers 2013, 1(3), 70-81; doi:10.3390/fib1030070
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Towards Water-Free Tellurite Glass Fiber for 2–5 μm Nonlinear Applications

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1 Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK 2 Laboratory of Glasses and Ceramics, University of Rennes I, UMR CNRS 6226, Rennes Cedex 35042, France 3 PERFOS
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Received: 22 October 2013 / Revised: 13 November 2013 / Accepted: 14 November 2013 / Published: 22 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances on Optical Fibers)
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Abstract

We report our recent progress on fabricating dehydrated tellurite glass fibers. Low OH content (1 ppm in weight) has been achieved in a new halogen-containing lead tellurite glass fiber. Low OH-induced attenuation of 10 dB/m has been confirmed in the range of 3–4 µm using three measurement methods. This shows the dehydrated halo-tellurite glass fiber is a promising candidate for nonlinear applications in a 2–5 µm region.
Keywords: glass fiber materials; nonlinear optical fibers; mid-infrared glass fiber materials; nonlinear optical fibers; mid-infrared
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Feng, X.; Shi, J.; Segura, M.; White, N.M.; Kannan, P.; Calvez, L.; Zhang, X.; Brilland, L.; Loh, W.H. Towards Water-Free Tellurite Glass Fiber for 2–5 μm Nonlinear Applications. Fibers 2013, 1, 70-81.

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