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Spectral Properties Of Several Infrared Transmitting Fiber Optics
Author(s): S. E. Hodges; J. D. Carpenter
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Paper Abstract

The use of infrared transmitting fiber optics (IRFO) will improve or make feasible many radiometric systems. However, the characteristics of existing IRFO are relatively unknown. Santa Barbara Research Center, a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft Company, is in the process of collecting and characterizing fiber optics that transmit infrared radiation. Data collected for various fiber types are presented and anticipated minimum requirements for IRFO test plans are discussed. Specifically, spectral loss and angular response measurements for KRS-5 and other metal halides, arsenic germanium selenide (AsGeSe), germanium antimonide selenium (GeSeSb), zirconium fluoride and fused silica fibers are presented. Fused silica data are included because some samples showed low losses for radiation wavelengths beyond 2 μm. Cut-on and/or cut-off wavelengths and other structures are discussed for each curve presented. Measurement apparatus and methods are described. We conclude with a description of current and anticipated tests of IRFO spectral loss, angular response, stability, radiation hardness, cyclic flex limits and high and low temperature limits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0618, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV, (12 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961090
Show Author Affiliations
S. E. Hodges, Santa Barbara Research Center (United States)
J. D. Carpenter, Santa Barbara Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0618:
Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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