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Environmental testing and laser transmission results for ruggedized high power IR fiber cables
Author(s): Lynda Busse; Frederic Kung; Catalin Florea; Brandon Shaw; Ishwar Aggarwal; Jas Sanghera
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Paper Abstract

We present successful results of high mid-IR laser power transmission as well as MIL-SPEC environmental testing (thermal cycling and vibration testing) of ruggedized, IR-transmitting chalcogenide glass fiber cables. The cables tested included chalcogenide fiber cables with endfaces imprinted with anti-reflective “moth eye” surfaces, whereby the reflection loss is reduced from about 17% per end to less than 3%. The cables with these moth eye surfaces also show excellent laser damage resistance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8621, Optical Components and Materials X, 86210Y (11 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2005004
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Lynda Busse, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Frederic Kung, Univ. Research Foundation (United States)
Catalin Florea, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (United States)
Brandon Shaw, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ishwar Aggarwal, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (United States)
Jas Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8621:
Optical Components and Materials X
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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