Abstract

We demonstrate the fabrication of arsenic- and antimony-free chalcogenide glasses compatible with glass fiber processing. Optical fibers with distinct index profiles are presented and characterized, namely, single-material fibers with or without a suspended core and standard step-index fibers with varying core diameter. In addition, we evidence their potential for nonlinear photonic devices in the mid-infrared spectral region by means of supercontinuum generation experiments in the femtosecond regime. Spectral broadenings extend on several octaves in the mid-infrared from 2 to 14 μm.

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