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Infrared Fiber Optics For CO2 Laser Applications
Author(s): James A. Harrington
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Paper Abstract

Advances in the technology of fabricating IR transmissive fiber waveguides have resulted in the development of fibers that offer unique solutions to near and long-term IR systems problems. Short (<2 m) links of polycrystalline KRS-5 (thallium bromoiodide) fiber have already been successfully used to relay information to remote photodetectors. Future long-distance communications links may take advantage of the extremely low loss potential (~10-3 dB/km) predicted theoretically for a large class of IR fiber materials near 5 µm.

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Date Published: 22 August 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0227, CO2 Laser Devices and Applications, (22 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958756
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James A. Harrington, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0227:
CO2 Laser Devices and Applications
Thomas S. Hartwick, Editor(s)

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