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Multimode And Single - Mode IR. Fiber Characterization
Author(s): A. Bornstein; P. Bichman
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Paper Abstract

Chalcogenide glass fibers, transparent in the mid IR region, will soon find a wide range of applications, including military uses such as thermal imaging, sensing and tracking and remote spectroscopy. We have developed chalcogenide glasses, optical fibers and bundles, and hollow-core fibers suitable for some of these applications. Herein we describe the As2Se3 chalcogenide fibers and bundles with glassy core and TFE cladding, with a fiber diameter of 30-1000 μm. The optical loss, measured by CO2 laser and FTIR spectrometer in the temperature range of -197° C to 100° C is less than 1 dB/m in the 3-5 μm range and less than 10 dB/m at 10.6 μm. At longer wavelengths the attenuation is much higher. The fibers maintain their transparency in the temperature range of -40° C to 70° C (military standard range).Optical properties of hollow-core, chalcogenide glass cladding fibers were examined. Preceded by a theoretical background, experimental results concluding far-field patterns and bending effects are described. Hollow-core fibers are found to guide only a small number of modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1048, Infrared Fiber Optics, (2 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951388
Show Author Affiliations
A. Bornstein, Soreq Nuclear Research Center (Israel)
P. Bichman, Soreq Nuclear Research Center (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1048:
Infrared Fiber Optics
James A. Harrington; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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