Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Fabrication of silver-coated hollow fiber with an inner diameter of 100 µm or less
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Extremely flexible hollow fibers with 100-μm-bore size or less were developed for infrared laser delivery. Fabrication process and transmission properties of the ultra-thin hollow fiber were discussed. The silver layer was inner-plated by using the conventional silver mirror-plating technique. Concerning the fabrication parameters used up to now for 320-μm bore-sized fibers, the target flowing rate for plating solutions was 10 ml/min. Parallel bundles of silica capillary were used to increase the cross-sectional area. To achieve the target, bundles with 560 pieces, 1200 pieces, and 9600 pieces were used for the capillary with inner diameters of 100-μm, 75-μm, and 50-μm, respectively. The loss for the 50-μm bore size, 10-cm length silver hollow fiber was 10 dB at the wavelength of 1 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7894, Optical Fibers, Sensors, and Devices for Biomedical Diagnostics and Treatment XI, 78940B (16 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874087
Show Author Affiliations
Katsumasa Iwai, Sendai National College of Technology (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, School Corporation of Tohoku Gakuin (Japan)
Yi-Wei Shi, Fudan Univ. (China)
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7894:
Optical Fibers, Sensors, and Devices for Biomedical Diagnostics and Treatment XI
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top