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Infrared materials and optical fibers for the transmission of Er:YAG and CO laser radiation
Author(s): Dimitrij Lezal; Jitka Pedlikova; Jaromir Horak
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Paper Abstract

Our attention was focused on chalcogenide, heavy metal oxide glasses (TeO2/ - PbO, PbCl(subscript 2) and sapphire fibers. Improving of the purity of these glasses was achieved by their preparation in a halogen reactive atmosphere, the concentration of hydride impurities were diminished below 10-4 mol%. The values of optical losses are below 1 dB/m at 3 and 5 micrometer. The attention was focused on sapphire fibers too. The fibers about 1 mm in diameter and 200 - 300 mm in length were prepared. Their optical losses are below 1 dB/m at 3 micrometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2928, Biomedical Systems and Technologies, (26 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259967
Show Author Affiliations
Dimitrij Lezal, Lab. of Inorganic Materials (Czech Republic)
Jitka Pedlikova, Lab. of Inorganic Materials (Czech Republic)
Jaromir Horak, Lab. of Inorganic Materials and ICT (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2928:
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Nathan I. Croitoru; Martin Frenz; Terence A. King; Riccardo Pratesi; Anna Maria Verga Scheggi; Stefan Seeger; Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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