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Silica fibers with enhanced UV performance
Author(s): Bolesh J. Skutnik; Wolfgang Neuberger; Jose L. Castro; Vladimir P. Pashinin; Leonid M. Blinov; Vitali I. Konov; Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko
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Paper Abstract

In developing a better understanding of the requirements on optical fibers to make them more useful for medical and other applications where UV light/lasers are the preferred source, previous papers have dealt with all silica optical fibers. Here we describe the UV transmission of all the available fiber types; illustrating, for commercially available fibers, the effects of fiber type, core diameter, cladding thickness, and core OH level on this transmission. We also describe our first efforts to fabricate a new, modified hard plastic clad silica fiber with enhanced UV performance. Finally some of the remaining problems and concerns are identified and reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1649, Optical Fibers in Medicine VII, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60223
Show Author Affiliations
Bolesh J. Skutnik, B. J. Associates (United States)
Wolfgang Neuberger, CeramOptec GmbH (Germany)
Jose L. Castro, CeramOptec, Inc. (United States)
Vladimir P. Pashinin, CeramOptec Systems (Russia)
Leonid M. Blinov, CeramOptec Systems (Russia)
Vitali I. Konov, CeramOptec Systems (Russia)
Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko, CeramOptec Systems (Russia)

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

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