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Laser annealing of amorphous silicon core optical fibers

N.Healy1, S. Mailis1, T.D.Day2, P.J.A.Sazio1, J.V.Badding2 and A.C.Peacock1

1. Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
2. Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University,16802 PA, USA

Abstract

Laser annealing of an optical fiber with an amorphous silicon core is demonstrated. The annealing process produces a fiber that has a highly crystalline core, whilst reducing the optical transmission losses by ~3 orders of magnitude.


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