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Thermal and modal properties of hollow glass waveguides
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Paper Abstract

The transmission and input end heating of hollow-glass waveguides are greatly affected by the launch conditions of the input laser energy. A theoretical discussion is given on the effect of coupling conditions from a carbon-dioxide laser and its effect on waveguide performance. It is shown that the optimum coupling for maximum transmission is not necessarily equivalent to optimum coupling to the lowest- order HE11 mode. It is also shown that the input end heating of these waveguides can be reduced substantially with minimal effect on transmission if the waveguide bore size is large.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2977, Specialty Fiber Optics for Biomedical and Industrial Applications, (18 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271007
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Rick K. Nubling, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2977:
Specialty Fiber Optics for Biomedical and Industrial Applications
Abraham Katzir; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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