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Recent Progress In Infrared Chalcogenide Glass Fibers
Author(s): A. Bornstein; N. Croitoru; E. Marom
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Paper Abstract

Chalcogenide glasses containing elements like As, Ge, Sb and Se have been prepared. A new technique of preparing the raw material and subsequently drawing fibers has been devel-oped in order to avoid the forming of oxygen compounds. The fibers have been drawn by cru-cible and rod method from oxygen free raw material inside an Ar atmosphere glove box. The fibers drawn to date with air and glass cladding have a diameter of 50-500 pm and length of several meterd. Preliminary attenuation measurements indicate that the attentuation is better than 0.1 dB/cm and it is not affected even when the fiber is bent to 2 cm circular radius. The fibes were testes a CO laser beam and were not damaged at power densities below 10 kW/2cm2 CW &100 kw/cm using short pulses 75 n sec. The transmitted power density was 0.8 kW/cm2 which is an appropriate value to the needed for cutting and ablation of human tissues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0484, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III, (16 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943149
Show Author Affiliations
A. Bornstein, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
N. Croitoru, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
E. Marom, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0484:
Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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