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Fabrication of cyclic olefin polymer (COP)-coated silver hollow glass waveguides for the infrared
Author(s): Yi-Wei Shi; You Wang; Yukio Abe; Yuji Matsuura; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Hiroshi Uyama; Manabu Taniwaki; Shunichi Sato
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Paper Abstract

Cyclic Olefin Polymer (COP)-coated silver hollow glass waveguides were proposed and fabricated for IR laser light transmission such as Er:YAG, CO, and CO2 lasers. Silver mirror reaction and liquid-flow coating technique were employed to form the silver and dielectric layers inside the fused glass capillary tube for the simplicity, lower cost and potentiality of mass-production. Hollow waveguides with the length of 2m, and the inner diameters of 700 μm and 1mm have been successfully fabricated. It is shown that COP- coated silver hollow glass waveguides can be used to transmit Er:YAG, CO, and CO2 laser light with low losses when the thickness of COP layer is properly chosen. The measured spectra in the visible and mid-IR regions also show that uniform films were deposited inside the tube. Comparisons were also made among the waveguides that were inner-coated with other dielectric materials used before.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3262, Surgical-Assist Systems, (5 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309461
Show Author Affiliations
Yi-Wei Shi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
You Wang, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yukio Abe, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Uyama, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Manabu Taniwaki, Institute of Research and Innovation (Japan)
Shunichi Sato, Institute of Research and Innovation (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3262:
Surgical-Assist Systems
Roger Von Hanwehr; Marilyn Sue Bogner; Steven T. Charles; Abraham Katzir; Marilyn Sue Bogner; Steven T. Charles; James A. Harrington; Warren S. Grundfest; Louis S. Lome; Warren S. Grundfest; James A. Harrington; Abraham Katzir; Louis S. Lome; Michael W. Vannier; Roger Von Hanwehr, Editor(s)

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