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Optical properties of clad and unclad sapphire fiber
Author(s): Rick K. Nubling; Rebecca Lynn Kozodoy; James A. Harrington
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Paper Abstract

Single-crystal sapphire fibers have been grown, using the laser heated pedestal technique, with losses as low as 0.7 dB/m and with lengths up to 150 cm. We have applied polymer and sol- gel coatings to the fibers and we have evaluated the performance of these coatings as optical cladding. The best coating seems to be teflon AF even though the coatings are reasonably thin and low temperature.

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Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2131, Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180738
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Rick K. Nubling, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Rebecca Lynn Kozodoy, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2131:
Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir; Fred P. Milanovich, Editor(s)

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