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Feasibility study on optical fibers for CO2 laser power transmission
Author(s): Johannes Tschepe; Gerhard J. Mueller; Lev Nagli; Alla German; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

Laser power transmission experiments through silver halide discs and fibers have been performed. In these experiments cw, long pulsed and short pulsed (TEA) CO2 lasers, with power levels of 20 - 40 W or pulsed laser with energies of hundreds of mJ per pulse, have been used. The mechanical and optical properties of unclad fibers made of various alloys AgClxBr1-x with 0 < x < 1 were investigated. Compounds with x approximately equals .5 proved most suitable. They have optical losses of about .2 dB/m at (lambda) equals 10.6 micrometers and good mechanical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1649, Optical Fibers in Medicine VII, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60222
Show Author Affiliations
Johannes Tschepe, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Gerhard J. Mueller, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Lev Nagli, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Alla German, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1649:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VII
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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