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Progress In The Fabrication Of Mid-Infrared Optical Fibers
Author(s): Bernard Bendow; Edward Hartouni; John J. Mecholsky
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Paper Abstract

Progress in the design, fabrication, and characterization of vitreous mid-infrared (IR) optical fibers suitable for medical applications such as surgery, cauterization, thermal imaging, and microanalysis is reviewed. Specifically, we describe the current status and future prospects for chalcogenide glass fibers operating from approximately 2 to 12 microns in the IR; and heavy metal fluoride glass fibers operating from the near-UV to approximately 7 microns in the IR. Results of recent measurements of optical and mechanical characteristics of IR glass fibers will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1982
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0357, Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, (28 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.976066
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Bendow, The BDM Corporation (United States)
Edward Hartouni, General Dynamics/Pomona Division (United States)
John J. Mecholsky, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0357:
Lasers in Medicine and Surgery
Leon Goldman, Editor(s)

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