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Theory Of CO2 Laser Transmission Through Curved Hollow Dielectric Waveguides
Author(s): C A Hill; R M Jenkins; R W. J. Devereux
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Paper Abstract

The infrared transmission properties of uniformly curved hollow dielectric guides, usually found by solving the field equations in toroidal coordinates, are studied here in terms of the modes of the straight guide. The results are in encouraging agreement with experiments at 10.6 μm on short bent silica tubes. Mode output quality and guide dissipative losses are seen to depend sharply on curvature and guide geometry.

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Date Published: 24 August 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0806, Active Infrared Systems and Technology, (24 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941399
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C A Hill, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (England)
R M Jenkins, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (England)
R W. J. Devereux, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0806:
Active Infrared Systems and Technology
V. G. Roper, Editor(s)

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