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Optical and mechanical properties of IR-transmitting chalcogenide glass fibers
Author(s): Jasbinder Singh Sanghera; Pablo C. Pureza; Lynda E. Busse; Ishwar D. Aggarwal
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Paper Abstract

Sulphide and telluride fibers have been fabricated using the rod-in-tube (RIT) process. The minimum optical losses of the polymer clad and unclad fibers are 0.047 and 0.11 dB/m, respectively. However, the glass clad fibers possess minimum optical losses of 0.6 and 0.7 dB/m, respectively. The difference is attributed to interfacial scattering. The bending strengths have been measured in water, air and liquid nitrogen. While the strength in liquid nitrogen approaches 200 ksi, the results indicate that water has a detrimental effect on the strength, presumably due to a stress corrosion mechanism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230094
Show Author Affiliations
Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Pablo C. Pureza, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Lynda E. Busse, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2611:
Optical Network Engineering and Integrity
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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