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Silver halide infrared transmitting core/clad fibers with small cores
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Paper Abstract

Polycrystalline silver halide AgClBr fibers are highly transparent in the mid-IR. They are flexible, insoluble in water non-toxic and biocompatible. These fibers are potentially useful for many applications, such as laser surgery, fiberoptic thermometry and infrared spectroscopy. Typical core/clad fibers consist of Br rich core and Cl rich cladding, and they normally have relatively large cores (diameters larger than 350μm) and low transmission losses. There is a wide interest in the development of core/clad fibers with core diameters smaller than 200μm, yet with low transmission losses. Such small core fibers would be useful for all the applications mentioned above. We have developed core/clad fibers with core diameters 140μm and with transmission losses of about 1dB/m at a wavelength of 10.6 microns. The properties of the fibers and some of their applications will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5317, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications IV, (10 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528920
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Shaul Shalem, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5317:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications IV
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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