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Optical Characteristics Of Chalcogenide Fibers
Author(s): Mark J. Finney; David J. McEnroe; Peter H. Prideaux; Peter C. Schultz
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Paper Abstract

The optical characteristics of several different chalcogenide bulk glasses and single core fibers were investigated. The spectral transmittance of bulk glasses was measured between 0.8 and 15 μm. A decrease in transmittance of the bulk material at elevated temperatures were shown to occur beyond 8 μm. At 100°C and a wavelength of 10.6 μm the effect was measured to be between 3.5 and 10 dB/m depending on material. Coated fibers were drawn from the bulk material and the fiber attenuation between 9.2 and 11 μm was between 6 and 30 dB/m depending on the material, coating, wavelength and fiber diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides, (24 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941145
Show Author Affiliations
Mark J. Finney, Galileo Electro-Optics Corporation (United States)
David J. McEnroe, Galileo Electro-Optics Corporation (United States)
Peter H. Prideaux, Galileo Electro-Optics Corporation (United States)
Peter C. Schultz, Galileo Electro-Optics Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0799:
New Materials for Optical Waveguides
Jacques Lucas, Editor(s)

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