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Study of physical parameters which influence the quality of hollow waveguides
Author(s): Reuben Dahan; Jacob Dror; Alexandra Inberg; Nathan I. Croitoru
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Paper Abstract

The direct or waveguide transmitted beam shape of carbon dioxide laser was recorded by irradiating perspex blocks. The influence of waveguides materials, geometry, defects and roughness on the crater produced in the blocks was observed. Fused silica transmitted beams are narrower and sharper than the plastic transmitted beams, and the energy distribution can be clearly observed. The main effect on the beam shape comes from the wall roughness. The moving tip method was applied for non-destructive attenuation measurements.

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Date Published: 3 January 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2631, Medical and Fiber Optic Sensors and Delivery Systems, (3 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.229178
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Reuben Dahan, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Jacob Dror, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Alexandra Inberg, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Nathan I. Croitoru, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2631:
Medical and Fiber Optic Sensors and Delivery Systems
Nathan I. Croitoru; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Guillermo Orellana; Annamaria Verga Scheggi; Henricus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Editor(s)

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