Improvement of transmission properties of visible pilot beam for polymer-coated silver hollow fibers with acrylic silicone resin as buffer layer for sturdy structure

Katsumasa Iwai, Hiroyuki Takaku, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yi Wei Shi, Xiao Song Zhu, Yuji Matsuura

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Abstract

Flexible hollow fibers with 530-μm-bore size were developed for infrared laser delivery. Sturdy hollow fibers were fabricated by liquid-phase coating techniques. A silica glass capillary is used as the substrate. Acrylic silicone resin is used as a buffer layer and the buffer layer is firstly coated on the inner surface of the capillary to protect the glass tube from chemical damages due to the following silver plating process. A silver layer was inner-plated by using the conventional silver mirror-plating technique. To improve adhesion of catalyst to the buffer layer, a surface conditioner has been introduced in the method of silver mirror-plating technique. We discuss improvement of transmission properties of sturdy polymer-coated silver hollow fibers for the Er:YAG laser and red pilot beam delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVII
EditorsIsrael Gannot, Israel Gannot
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510605572
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVII - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2017 Jan 282017 Jan 29

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume10058
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period17/1/2817/1/29

Keywords

  • Coating
  • Er:YAG laser
  • Hollow fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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