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Fatigue of silver-halide fibers
Author(s): Nitzan Barkay; Alla German; Shaul Shalem; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

The IR transmittance of silver-halide fibers was measured while they were undergoing various flexing procedures leading to mechanical fatigue. The fatigue experiments consisted of repetitive bending, going from small bending radii (plastic regime) to large bending radii (elastic regime). Various types of fibers have been investigated including unclad fibers, fibers with a core-clad structure, fibers of various AgClxBr1-x compositions and fibers of different diameters. The optical measurements which were done during the flexing experiments involved CO2-laser transmission and spectral (FTIR) transmission. The results for the various conditions are reported and discussed in terms of high-cycle and low- cycle fatigue. Such investigations are of practical importance in characterizing fibers useful for endoscopic surgery and IR detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2131, Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180746
Show Author Affiliations
Nitzan Barkay, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Alla German, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Shaul Shalem, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

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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