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Mid-IR optimized multilayer hollow waveguides
Author(s): M. Ben-David; Israel Gannot; Alexandra Inberg; Nathan I. Croitoru
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Paper Abstract

Several groups worldwide investigate hollow waveguides for IR radiation extensively. These waveguides can transmit well laser radiation however they have some serious drawbacks such as high sensitivity to bending and wavelength. A potential solution to this problem is to use the 1D photonic crystal theory, i.e. to develop a multi layer waveguide. According to this theory it is possible to get close to 100% reflectivity for large angles of incidence and for a wide interval of wavelengths. Based on this idea we have produced such a hollow glass waveguide, with four inner layers made of alternating Ag and AgI layers. Some preliminary spectral measurements have shown low attenuation for an optimized IR wavelength range, which encouraged us to pursue the research in this direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4253, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications, (4 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427923
Show Author Affiliations
M. Ben-David, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Israel Gannot, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Alexandra Inberg, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Nathan I. Croitoru, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)

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

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