Accession Number:

AD1084933

Title:

Single-Mode Optical Fiber for High-Power, Low-Loss UV Transmission

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder United States

Report Date:

2014-08-08

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

We report large-mode-area solid-core photonic crystal fibers made from fused silica that resist ultraviolet UV solarization even at relatively high optical powers. Using a process of hydrogen loading and UV irradiation of the fibers, we demonstrate stable single-mode transmission over hundreds of hours for fiber output powers of 10 mW at 280 nm and 125 mW at 313 nm limited only by the available laser power. Fiber attenuation ranges from 0.9 dBm to 0.13 dBm at these wavelengths, and is unaffected by bending for radii above 50 mm.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE