Soft glasses for photonic crystal fibers and microstructured optical components

Stepien, R. , Cimek, J., Pysz, D., Kujawa, I., Klimczak, M., Buczynski, R

Optical Engineering

53 (7), 2014, art. 071815, 10.1117/1.OE.53.7.071815

Thermally stable tellurite, lead-bismuth-gallium oxides based boron-silicate and lead-silicate glasses dedicated for multiple thermal processing are presented. The glasses are successfully used for the development of photonic crystal fibers, nanostructured gradient index lenses, all-solid microstructured fibers as well as refractive or diffractive micro-optical elements with ultra-broadband transmission.