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Mechanical and optical properties of hollow glass waveguides
Author(s): Christopher D. Rabii; James A. Harrington
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Paper Abstract

Hollow waveguides have been well characterized for their optical properties, but many applications require long-term reliability as well as short-term performance. The average strength and the strength distribution of hollow glass waveguides (HGWs) have been evaluated. In addition, the effects of processing on waveguide strength have been assessed. In limited life-test data, waveguides up to one- year old have shown no measurable change in their transmission losses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2977, Specialty Fiber Optics for Biomedical and Industrial Applications, (18 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271025
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Christopher D. Rabii, 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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