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Development of low loss IR transmitting chalcogenide glass fibers
Author(s): Jasbinder Singh Sanghera; Ishwar D. Aggarwal; Lynda E. Busse; Pablo C. Pureza; Vinh Q. Nguyen; Robert E. Miklos; Frederic H. Kung; Reza Mossadegh
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Paper Abstract

We have fabricated long lengths of low loss sulphide and telluride glass fibers for the 1 - 6 and 3 - 12 micrometers regions, respectively. Minimum losses for core/clad fibers are approximately 0.6 and 0.7 dB/m, respectively, while core-only fibers have exhibited losses of about 0.1 dB/m. The measurements have been performed on long lengths, typically 7 - 50 meters. Fiber strengths are reasonable for many short length applications, but improved processing will lead to stronger fibers for long length applications. These fibers are candidates for chemical sensors and for IR laser power delivery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2396, Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation, (1 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208432
Show Author Affiliations
Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Lynda E. Busse, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Pablo C. Pureza, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Vinh Q. Nguyen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Robert E. Miklos, SF Associates (United States)
Frederic H. Kung, Univ. of Maryland Research Foundation (United States)
Reza Mossadegh, Univ. of Maryland Research Foundation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2396:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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