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Fabrication and transmission properties of ZnS-coated Ag waveguides for Er:YAG, CO, and CO2 laser light
Author(s): Yuji Matsuura; Toshiaki Kameno; Mitsunobu Miyagi
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Paper Abstract

Fabrication process and transmission properties of nontoxic and durable ZnS-coated silver waveguides have been described. By suitably choosing the thickness of ZnS layer, hollow waveguides have been realized to transmit Er:YAG, CO, and CO2 laser light simultaneously or independently with low-losses. A glass-based mandrel is employed in the fabrication process to improve an output beam quality from the waveguide.

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Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2084, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167287
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Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Toshiaki Kameno, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2084:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems
Nathan I. Croitoru; Riccardo Pratesi, Editor(s)

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