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Coiled hollow waveguides for gas sensing
Author(s): David J. Haan; Daniel J. Gibson; Christopher D. Rabii; James A. Harrington
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Paper Abstract

Coiled hollow waveguide gas absorption cells were designed and fabricated using polymer and glass tubing. These coiled waveguides were found to be acceptable for the detection of gases in the IR region of the spectrum. Through the in-depth investigation of straight and bent losses in hollow waveguides, an equation was developed to calculate the loss of the coiled system. By setting the straight loss to zero, it was found that additional loss on bending was approximately 1 dB per turn, independent of the bore size or bending radius.

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Date Published: 5 June 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3262, Surgical-Assist Systems, (5 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309465
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Haan, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Daniel J. Gibson, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Christopher D. Rabii, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


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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