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Low-OH optical fiber with high transparency and radiation resistance over wide spectral range
Author(s): Valery Kh. Khalilov; Gary W. Nelson; James P. Clarkin
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Paper Abstract

There are two kinds of `step-index' optical fibers with cores made of pure silica glass--high-OH and low-OH content. High-OH fibers are notable for transparency in the UV region of the spectrum and exhibit high radiation resistance while low-OH fibers are applied in IR applications. Decreasing the Cl2-content in low-OH fibers diminishes the losses in the UV region, which expands the applications for low OH fibers to approximately 300 nm. But the task of fiber production with low OH-content along with transparency in the UV region to 200 nm with high radiation resistance requires a detailed study of the mechanisms of intrinsic and impurity defect formation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4253, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications, (4 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427910
Show Author Affiliations
Valery Kh. Khalilov, Quartz Glass Institute (United States)
Gary W. Nelson, Polymicro Technologies, LLC (United States)
James P. Clarkin, Polymicro Technologies, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4253:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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