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Thermal and vibration testing of ruggedized IR-transmitting fiber cables
Author(s): Lynda Busse; Fred Kung; Catalin Florea; Brandon Shaw; Ishwar Aggarwal; Jas Sanghera
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Paper Abstract

We present successful results obtained for thermal/ vibration testing of ruggedized, IR-transmitting chalcogenide glass fiber cables using a government facility with state-of-the-art equipment capable of MIL-SPEC environmental testing. We will also present results of a direct imprinting process to create novel “moth eye” patterned surfaces on the IR fiber cable ends that significantly reduces endface reflection losses from 17% to less than 3%. The cables with these imprinted “moth eye” ends transmit much higher IR laser power without damage than was obtained for previous cables with traditional AR coatings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8720, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV, 87200T (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016156
Show Author Affiliations
Lynda Busse, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Fred 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. 8720:
Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV
Alex A. Kazemi; Bernard C. Kress; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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