Low-loss and single-mode tapered hollow-core waveguides optically coupled with interband and quantum cascade lasers

We report single-mode midinfrared laser beam delivery through a 50-cm-long tapered hollow-core waveguide (HCW) having bore diameter linearly increasing from 200 to 260 μm. We performed theoretical calculations to identify the best HCW-laser coupling conditions in terms of optical losses and single-mode fiber output. To validate our modeling, we coupled the… CONTINUE READING