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Effects of high humidity and high temperature on failure of optical fiber for high-power delivery
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Paper Abstract

Large core silica optical fibers are often used for delivering high power laser for medical applications. It has been observed that optical fibers that are transmitting high power laser light may fracture when bent and that the polymer cladding or coating of the fiber plays a significant part in determining the fiber strength. In this work, we examine the fiber performance in bending under high laser power after the fiber is treated at high humidity and high temperature, a condition encountered commonly in medical applications, such as in an autoclave.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8218, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XII, 82180F (30 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.907523
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoguang Sun, OFS Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
Lei Huang, OFS Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
Jie Li, OFS Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8218:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XII
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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