Fabrication, characterization and applications of infrared transparent chalcogenide fibers

Pierre Lucas, Garret J. Coleman, Shibin Jiang, Tao Luo, Zhiyong Yang

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Chalcogenide glasses constitute the only class of amorphous materials with transparency extended far into the infrared regime down to 25 microns [1]. Their base constituent atoms are S, Se and Te combined with neighboring elements such as Ge, As, Sb, Ga or I. The compositional landscape available to produce these glasses is therefore very large and offers a wide potential for optimizing the development of glass fibers. However, identifying the glass compositions which combine the right optical properties with optimal rheological properties require significant structural engineering. Here we review strategies for obtaining glasses with wide optical transparencies and sufficiently high glass forming ability to produce complex optical elements such as single mode fibers. These fibers find applications in many infrared technology including thermal imaging, laser guiding and most importantly, vibrational sensing of chemical and biomolecules [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781457715044
StatePublished - Dec 22 2014
Event27th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2014Oct 16 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2014


Other27th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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