Semi-empirical estimation of the attenuation loss for amorphous ZBLAN glass

Ong, Teng-Cheong and Steinberg, Theodore A. and Jaatinen, Esa and Bell, John (2019) Semi-empirical estimation of the attenuation loss for amorphous ZBLAN glass. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 51 (8):267. ISSN 0306-8919


ZBLAN glass tends to undergo heavy devitrification, forming crystallites that act as scattering centers and results in a large attenuation loss. In this study, attenuation loss values were obtained for ZBLAN glass test samples that were melted and then cooled rapidly at a rate of 4000 °C/min, which yielded amorphous samples that were free of micro/nano-crystalline inclusions. Using an approach by Forouhi and Bloomer, which incorporates Kramers–Kronig relations, in conjunction with measured optical data using ellipsometry, an attenuation loss of 0.092 dB/Km at 1800 nm wavelength was estimated for amorphous ZBLAN test samples.

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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2020 00:18
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2020 05:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber optics; Optical communications; ZBLAN; Nonlinear optics; Fibers; Transmission; Ellipsometry and polarimetry; Crystallization; Suppression
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4099 Other engineering > 409999 Other engineering not elsewhere classified
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