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Optical fiber for UV-IR broadband spectroscopy
Author(s): Grant Lu; Gerhard F. Schoetz; Jan Vydra; Daniel G. Fabricant
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibers with broadband transmission from the UV through the IR have not been available because the silica core material either has OH absorption bands in the IR or UV absorption due to intrinsic structural defects or chlorine. We have developed a new silica core material which can be fabricated into an optical fiber with very good transmission characteristics from 350 nm to 2000 nm. The transmission performance is stable with time because the fiber is not doped with hydrogen.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316759
Show Author Affiliations
Grant Lu, Heraeus Amersil, Inc. (United States)
Gerhard F. Schoetz, Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH (Germany)
Jan Vydra, Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH (Germany)
Daniel G. Fabricant, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3355:
Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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