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Transmission Of 2.94µm Laser Radiation By Zirconium Fluoride Optical Fibres
Author(s): C. Whitehurst; M. R. Dickinson; A. Charlton; T. A. King; P. France
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Paper Abstract

Transmission efficiencies, damage thresholds and bend radii have been determined for six fluorozirconate fibres. Using pulsed radiation at 2.94μm, average powers up to 3.5W have been delivered with an efficiency of 65%. After taking into account reflection losses, maximum efficiencies near to 100% have been measured at low powers. Minimum damage thresholds of 3.7MW/cm2 have been observed and bend radii are approximately 25mm for a 300μm core.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1048, Infrared Fiber Optics, (2 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951394
Show Author Affiliations
C. Whitehurst, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
M. R. Dickinson, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
A. Charlton, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
T. A. King, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
P. France, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)


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

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