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Optical Engineering

Coherent hollow-core waveguide bundles for infrared imaging
Author(s): Veena Gopal; James A. Harrington; Alon Goren; Israel Gannot
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Paper Abstract

Coherent IR fiber optic bundles for use in IR imaging from 2 to 12 μm are fabricated from rigid hollow-glass waveguide arrays. The bore of each hollow glass tube in the bundle is coated with thin films of metallic Ag followed by AgI for enhanced reflectivity. The coating of the rigid bundle is done using liquid phase chemistry techniques applied to all tubes simultaneously. The hollow-glass arrays are composed of up to 900 individual tubes with bore sizes as small as 50 μm. Several rigid hollow-core arrays are used to transmit an IR image of a small loop of hot wire and a sample of tissue heated by a CO2 laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(5) doi: 10.1117/1.1687729
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Veena Gopal, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Alon Goren, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Israel Gannot, National Institutes of Health and Tel Aviv Univ. ( (United States)

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