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Influence of fiber drawing on optical UV attenuation of all-silica fibers with undoped core
Author(s): Valery Kh. Khalilov; Karl-Friedrich Klein; Arkady V. Amosov
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Paper Abstract

The appearance of intrinsic defects, especially in the UV spectral range, has been investigated in step-index fibers having undoped silica core and a fluorine doped cladding; the concentration of the dominant impurities ranged from 2 to 50 ppm and from 400 to 600 ppm. The optical attenuation from 190 to 500 nm was not only determined in fibers, but also in the preforms and core rods. The absorption bands at 248 nm, at 340 nm and at 210 nm were observed. While the preform process has no significant influence, the fiber drawing process influences greatly the defects' concentration: the 210 nm band increases slightly, the 248 nm band increases significantly, the 340 nm band decreases. No influences of the fluorine cladding was determined with one exception when the chlorine content has been increased in the cladding of special species. The possible reactions and related defects will be described for the tested low-OH material. Especially the influence of chlorine will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3262, Surgical-Assist Systems, (5 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309485
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Valery Kh. Khalilov, Stekvar Ltd. (United States)
Karl-Friedrich Klein, Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg (Germany)
Arkady V. Amosov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3262:
Surgical-Assist Systems
Roger Von Hanwehr M.D.; Marilyn Sue Bogner; Steven T. Charles M.D.; Abraham Katzir; Marilyn Sue Bogner; Steven T. Charles M.D.; James A. Harrington; Warren S. Grundfest M.D.; Louis S. Lome; Warren S. Grundfest M.D.; James A. Harrington; Abraham Katzir; Louis S. Lome; Michael W. Vannier M.D.; Roger Von Hanwehr M.D., Editor(s)

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