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Polymer-coated silver hollow glass waveguides for delivery of first and second harmonic Nd:YAG laser picosecond pulses
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Paper Abstract

Cyclic olefin polymer-coated silver hollow glass waveguides with inner diameters of 540 micrometers , 700 micrometers , and 1000 micrometers were used for transmission of single pulses in picosecond region generated by a high-power Nd:YAG laser system (wavelengths 1.06 micrometers -first (fundamental) harmonic and 0.53 micrometers -second harmonic). Maximum first and second harmonic intensities delivered by 1000 micrometers inner diameter waveguide were 185 GW/cm2 and 48 GW/cm2, respectively. For fundamental radiation guided by the waveguide with the inner diameters 540 micrometers , and 700 micrometers the maximum measured transmitted intensities were 397 GW/cm2 and 331 GW/cm2, respectively. Temporal development with picosecond resolution, spatial profile, and divergence of delivered laser pulses were determined for each waveguide.

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Date Published: 19 January 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4158, Biomonitoring and Endoscopy Technologies, (19 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413781
Show Author Affiliations
Helena Jelinkova, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Pavel Cerny, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Jan Sulc, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Vaclav Kubecek, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yi-Wei Shi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4158:
Biomonitoring and Endoscopy Technologies
Israel Gannot; Yuri V. Gulyaev; Theodore G. Papazoglou; Christiaan F. P. van Swol, Editor(s)

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