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Hard plastic clad silica fibers for near UV applications
Author(s): Bolesh J. Skutnik; Brian Foley; Kelly Moran
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Paper Abstract

Many medical applications have been developed using light sources not only in the visible and near infra-red (NIR) regions, but also in the near ultraviolet (near UV) region of the spectrum. Hard Plastic Clad Silica (HPCS) have found much use in medical applications in general, but generally HPCS fibers are not recommended below 400 nm. Here we will describe HPCS fibers with excellent mechanical reliability and with optical losses of only 1.5 dB/m at 275 nm and less than about 0.2 dB/m at 350 nm. How this combination of properties can benefit diagnostic and surgical applications in the near UV will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5691, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.591560
Show Author Affiliations
Bolesh J. Skutnik, CeramOptec Industries, Inc. (United States)
Brian Foley, CeramOptec Industries, Inc. (United States)
Kelly Moran, CeramOptec Industries, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5691:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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