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Polymer/metal sulfide coated hollow waveguides for delivery of Er:YAG laser radiation
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Paper Abstract

Polystyrene (PS) as a low index dielectric material in silver-coated hollow glass waveguides (HGW) has been studied as an alternative to the more conventional Ag/AgI HGWs. Polystyrene was chosen because it has been well characterized and it is easily dissolved in toluene. The waveguides were made using an electroless, wet chemistry technique. The absorbance spectrum for polystyrene indicates it will transmit from 1 to 3 &mgr;m and thus, it is useful at the Er:YAG laser wavelength of 2.94 &mgr;m. For multilayer HGWs, cadmium sulfide is the high index dielectric material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6433, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications VII, 64330E (15 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717313
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Valencia S. Johnson, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Bradly Bowden, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6433:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications VII
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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