Single-mode low-loss optical fibers for long-wave infrared transmission

Shibin Jiang, Tao Luo, Jihong Geng, Zhiyong Yang, Pierre Lucas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We report the synthesis of single-mode fibers made of chalcogenide glasses with low-loss in the 5-12 μm range. Glasses from the Ge-As-Te-Se system were optimized to prevent nucleation and to exhibit low density of charge carriers. Single mode fibers were obtained through the rod-in-tube method by substituting 2% Te/Se between the core and cladding glasses. The resulting single mode fibers had a core diameter of 30 μm and exhibited losses of ~6dB/m at 10.6 μm and as low as 3-4 dB/m in the 6-10 μm range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical Materials, AIOM 2011
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529046
StatePublished - 2011
EventAdvances in Optical Materials, AIOM 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Feb 16 2011Feb 18 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceAdvances in Optical Materials, AIOM 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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