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Improved deep UV fiber for medical and spectroscopy applications
Author(s): Valery Khalilov; John Shannon; Richard Timmerman
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Paper Abstract

An effort to reduce UV-induced defect centers and improve the UV solarization resistance in a high –OH synthetic fused silica step index multimode optical fiber, designated as FDP, was successfully completed at Polymicro Technologies. The development achieved significant reduction in the 214 and 265nm absorption bands typically associated with solarization effects in fused silica. The improvements were applied to fiber core diameters from 68 to 600μm. Characterization of the solarization resistance was performed with added attenuation from UV exposure demonstrated to be less than 1dB per two meters tested for all fibers in the core size range. Results of spectral performance and UV degradation are presented along with a description of the test protocols. Potential applications in the medical and spectroscopy fields also will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8938, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XIV, 89380A (20 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036397
Show Author Affiliations
Valery Khalilov, Polymicro Technologies (United States)
John Shannon, Polymicro Technologies (United States)
Richard Timmerman, Polymicro Technologies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8938:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XIV
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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