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Midinfrared power delivery through chalcogenide glass-clad optical fibers
Author(s): Lynda E. Busse; John A. Moon; Jasbinder Singh Sanghera; Ishwar D. Aggarwal
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Paper Abstract

Chalcogenide glass cladded optical fibers of As-S-Se core/As-S cladding compositions are being developed at the Naval Research Laboratory. Results of testing these fibers for high power transmission in the 2 - 6 micrometers wavelength region using various laser sources are presented. These sources include a CW CO laser (5.4 micrometers ) and a pulsed OPO (2 - 4 micrometers ). In addition, telluride glass fibers (transmission from 3 - 12 micrometers ) have been tested with CW CO2 laser input. Power handling capability has been assessed during laser irradiation by both visual observation of fiber endfaces using a microscope/camera apparatus and by measuring any reduction in power transmission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2714, 27th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium: Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1995, (27 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240381
Show Author Affiliations
Lynda E. Busse, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
John A. Moon, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2714:
27th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium: Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1995
Harold E. Bennett; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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