Low loss smart hollow waveguides with new polymer coating material

Yi Wei Shi, Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Mitsunobu Miyagi

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A new kind of cyclic olefin polymer COP-E48R has been selected as the dielectric material for a silver hollow glass tube. Owing to its lower extinction coefficient at the wavelength of 10.6 μm, transmission losses for the CO2 laser light has been reduced significantly in the COP-E48R-coated silver (COP-E48R/Ag) hollow glass waveguide. By properly selecting the film thickness of COP, Er:YAG and CO2 laser light are shown to be transmitted with low loss simultaneously or independently. Delivery properties of red and green pilot beams were also evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalOptics and Laser Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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