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Crystalline and hollow infrared fiber optics
Author(s): James A. Harrington
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Crystalline IR fibers and hollow waveguides are increasingly being used in infrared sensor and laser power delivery applications. Polycrystalline fibers, made from ductile materials such as the silver halides, offer the advantage of low loss at 10.6 micrometers , wide infrared transparency, and good flexibility. In contrast to these solid-core fibers, hollow waveguides made from metallic or dielectric materials deliver CO2 laser powers in excess of 1000 W, have no end reflection losses, and are usually quite rugged. Currently, IR fibers are finding exciting new uses in remote spectroscopy of chemical species and for the delivery of laser power for surgical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1591, Infrared Fiber Optics III, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56565
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James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1591:
Infrared Fiber Optics III
James A. Harrington; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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