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Spectroscopy of some infrared-transmitting waveguides for sensor and laser applications
Author(s): Steven J. Saggese; Tariq Iqbal; Mahmoud R. Shahriari; James A. Harrington; George H. Sigel
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Paper Abstract

Spectral attenuation measurements were obtained on some JR transmitting waveguides to evaluate their applicability for remote sensing and laser power delivery. Since there is such a wide variety of applications for fiber optics in these areas, it is important to evaluate materials with various physical and optical properties. Three categories of waveguides where analyzed: glass, crystalline, and hollow tubes. A fluoroaluminate glass optical fiber was fabricated and the attenuation was considerably higher (102103 times higher) than the more common ZBLAN fluoride optical fibers. A Te-Se-Br glass optical fiber was evaluated and it exhibited an extended JR edge to approximately 14 rim. Attenuation measurements were conducted on single crystal sapphire, silicon, KRS-13, and KBr core/KC1 clad optical fibers. The spectral characteristics of alumina, silica glass, and mullite hollow waveguides were also determined, and all measurements were obtained using a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1228, Infrared Fiber Optics II, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18626
Show Author Affiliations
Steven J. Saggese, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Tariq Iqbal, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Mahmoud R. Shahriari, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
George H. Sigel, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1228:
Infrared Fiber Optics II
James A. Harrington; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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