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New broad spectrum fiber for medical and industrial fiber sensor applications
Author(s): John Shannon; Richard Timmerman; Valery Khalilov
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Paper Abstract

A new silica-based fiber design has been developed which exhibits improved transmission properties over a very wide spectral range. In the near infrared wavelength region, the attenuation of the new fiber is similar to standard near infrared fibers having a low -OH silica core and F-doped cladding. Simultaneously, the fiber has excellent UV transmission down to 200nm comparable to standard high -OH fibers. Additionally, the UV-defect concentrations in this low -OH fiber have been reduced significantly, such that the solarization degradation properties are close to UV optimized high -OH fibers with high radiation resistance. First results of spectral performance testing are given using different light sources, including Deuterium lamp and Tungsten-halogen lamp. In addition, the test results evaluating UV solarization are reviewed. Finally, potential applications in the medical and industrial fiber sensing field will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7894, Optical Fibers, Sensors, and Devices for Biomedical Diagnostics and Treatment XI, 78940C (16 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883227
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John Shannon, Polymicro Technologies (United States)
Richard Timmerman, Polymicro Technologies (United States)
Valery Khalilov, Polymicro Technologies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7894:
Optical Fibers, Sensors, and Devices for Biomedical Diagnostics and Treatment XI
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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