New cyclic olefin polymer-coated silver hollow glass waveguides for the near-infrared to mid-infrared

Yi Wei Shi, Konosuke Hanamoto, You Wang, Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Shunichi Sato, Mitsunobu Miyagi

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Abstract

As a coating material for the dielectric-coated metallic hollow glass waveguides, a new kind of cyclic olefin polymer (COP-E48R) has been selected. Silver hollow glass tubes coated by this polymer have been successfully fabricated with the length of 2 m and the inner diameter of 1 mm, 700 μm, and 540 μm, respectively. When the thickness of the COP-E48R layer is properly selected, mid-infrared laser light of CO2, CO, and Er:YAG as well as near-infrared Nd:YAG lasers has been transmitted with small attenuation. Straight losses of 0.1 to 0.25 dB/m were obtained for Nd:YAG, Er:YAG, CO, and CO2 laser light for the waveguides with the inner diameter of 1 mm. Bending losses of these waveguides were also evaluated for the above laser light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-11
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3570
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems - Stockholm, SWE
Duration: 1998 Sep 81998 Sep 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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