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Alteration Of The Transmission Characteristics Of Fused Silica Optical Fibers By Pulsed Ultraviolet Radiation
Author(s): E. A. Nevis
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Paper Abstract

Several all-silica fibers advertises as transmitting ultraviolet radiation were tested with a rare-gas-fluoride excimer laser. Test wavelengths were 193nm (ArF*), 248nm (KrF*), and 351nm (XeF*). Pulse duration was 15ns, repetition rates were from 1 to 25 Hz, and in-put fluences ranged from a few millijoules per square centimeter up to the surface damage threshold. Under some conditions the fiber changed its transmission as it was irradiated. The effects of wavelength, fluence and previous history of the fiber have been characterized. Macroscopic inhomogeneities, such as inclusions in the fiber, contribute to the transient effects along with molecular processes in the drawn fused silica.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976147
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E. A. Nevis, Coherent Medical Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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