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CO2 Laser-Induced Directional Recrystallization to Produce Single Crystal Silicon-Core Optical Fibers with Low Loss

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Abstract

Reduced losses in silicon-core fibers are obtained using CO2 laser directional recrystallization of the core. Single crystals with aspect ratios up to 1500:1 are reported, limited by the scan range of the equipment. This processing technique holds promise for bringing crystalline silicon-core fibers to a central role in nonlinear optics and signal processing applications.


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Author(s): Healy N, Fokine M, Franz Y, Hawkins T, Jones M, Ballato J, Peacock AC, Gibson UJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Advanced Optical Materials

Year: 2016

Volume: 4

Issue: 7

Pages: 1004-1008

Print publication date: 01/07/2016

Online publication date: 29/03/2016

Acceptance date: 18/02/2016

ISSN (electronic): 2195-1071

Publisher: Wiley - VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adom.201500784

DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500784

Data Source Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.5258/SOTON/388136


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