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Recent advances in sapphire fibers
Author(s): Robert S. F. Chang; Vongilay Phomsakha; Nicholas Djeu
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Paper Abstract

Sapphire fibers grown at 20 mm/min in helium, using an improved laser-heated pedestal growth apparatus, have been shown to exhibit very low losses. The laser damage threshold and bending loss of these fibers have been evaluated. The best fiber forms for energy delivery may be a 100-micron diameter fiber with flared ends to increase the power handling capability while retaining the flexibility. Such a fiber has been successfully grown in our laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2396, Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation, (1 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208428
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Robert S. F. Chang, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Vongilay Phomsakha, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Nicholas Djeu, Univ. of South Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2396:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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