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Pulsed 3-um laser radiation transmission through hollow plastic and hollow glass waveguides
Author(s): Alexander A. Serafetinides; Kenneth R. Rickwood; Eugenia T. Fabrikesi; Giorgos Chourdakis; Nikoletta Anastasopoulou; Yuji Matsuura; Yi-Wei Shi; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Nathan I. Croitoru
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Paper Abstract

The transmission properties of four different waveguides were investigated: (1) dielectric coated silver hollow glass waveguides, with diameters varying from 0.7 mm to 1 mm, (2) polyamide waveguides, with diameters varying from 0.7 mm to 1 mm, (3) a silica glass waveguide, with a 0.7 mm diameter and (4) a plastic waveguide, with a 0.7 mm diameter. Two different lasers were used for the evaluation of these waveguides: (1) a pulsed Er:YAG laser, emitting at 2.96 micrometers and (2) a corona preionized pulsed HF laser, emitting at 2.78 micrometers . Both straight and bent loss characteristics of the waveguides were studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, (15 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336931
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Alexander A. Serafetinides, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Kenneth R. Rickwood, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Eugenia T. Fabrikesi, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Giorgos Chourdakis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Nikoletta Anastasopoulou, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yi-Wei Shi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Nathan I. Croitoru, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3570:
Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems
Francesco Baldini; Nathan I. Croitoru; Martin Frenz; Ingemar Lundstroem; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Riccardo Pratesi; Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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