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Flexible hollow waveguides for middle IR range
Author(s): Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko; Karen I. Kalaidjian; Michael M. Mirakian; A. K. Khechoian
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Paper Abstract

Development of hollow metal waveguides (1-1MW) with rectangular cross-section for delivery of high-power O and CO2laser light is described. We propose a loss calculation model for hollow waveguides that takes into account contribution of non-coherent light scattering on rougbnesses of reflecting surfaces, which allowed to define a wavelength dependence of HMW bending 1osses. Additional twisting losses in HMW are indenpendent of the quality of waveguide reflecting walls and they are practically indentical for JO and JO21aser wavelengths.

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Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1228, Infrared Fiber Optics II, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18639
Show Author Affiliations
Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko, General Physics Institute (Germany)
Karen I. Kalaidjian, Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics (Russia)
Michael M. Mirakian, Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics (Armenia)
A. K. Khechoian, Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics (Armenia)

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

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