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Study of laser-induced damage to large core silica fiber by Nd:YAG and Alexandrite lasers
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Paper Abstract

As a continuation of our earlier study at 2.1 μm wavelength, we have investigated the laser damage to several types of step-index, large core (1500 μm) silica fibers at two new wavelengths by high power long pulsed Nd:YAG (1064 nm) and Alexandrite (755 nm) lasers. It was observed that fibers with different designs showed a significant difference in performance at these wavelengths. We will also report a correlation of damage to the fibers between the two laser wavelengths. The performance analyses of different fiber types under the given test conditions will enable optimization of fiber design for specific applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7173, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications IX, 71730E (21 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.807758
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Xiaoguang Sun, OFS (United States)
Jie Li, OFS (United States)
Adam Hokansson, OFS (United States)
Dan Whelan, OFS (United States)
Michael Clancy, Candela Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7173:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications IX
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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