Infrared fibers

Guangming Tao, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Alexander M. Stolyarov, Sylvain Danto, John V. Badding, Yoel Fink, John Ballato, Ayman F. Abouraddy

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Infrared (IR) fibers offer a versatile approach to guiding and manipulating light in the IR spectrum, which is becoming increasingly more prominent in a variety of scientific disciplines and technological applications. Despite well-established efforts on the fabrication of IR fibers in past decades, a number of remarkable breakthroughs have recently rejuvenated the field—just as related areas in IR optical technology are reaching maturation. In this review, we describe both the history and recent developments in the design and fabrication of IR fibers, including IR glass and single-crystal fibers, multimaterial fibers, and fibers that exploit the transparency window of traditional crystalline semiconductors. This interdisciplinary review will be of interest to researchers in optics and photonics, materials science, and electrical engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-458
Number of pages80
JournalAdvances in Optics and Photonics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 30 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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