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Laser-power delivery using chalcogenide glass fibers
Author(s): Albert Ray Hilton Sr.; A. R. Hilton Jr.; James McCord; Thomas J. Loretz
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Paper Abstract

During the last 15 years, numerous programs have been carried out in the U.S., UK, France, Japan, Israel and Russia aimed at providing a flexible chalcogenide glass fiber suited for delivery of power from a carbon dioxide laser emitting at 10.6 micrometer. The success of these programs has been modest at best with output power limited to 10 watts or less. The purpose of this paper is to examine chalcogenide glasses used for fiber from a thermal lensing standpoint.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2977, Specialty Fiber Optics for Biomedical and Industrial Applications, (18 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271022
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Albert Ray Hilton Sr., Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
A. R. Hilton Jr., Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
James McCord, Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
Thomas J. Loretz, Computer Engineering Services (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2977:
Specialty Fiber Optics for Biomedical and Industrial Applications
Abraham Katzir; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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