Polymer-coated hollow fiber for CO2 laser delivery

Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Yi Wei Shi, You Wang, Hiroshi Uyama, Mitsunobu Miyagi

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Hollow fibers for CO2 laser light have been fabricated with a cyclic olefin polymer as the inner dielectric. A film of cyclic olefin polymer was coated inside the glass capillary tubing by a simple liquid-flowing process. A polymer-coated fiber with a 700-μm bore showed a loss of 0.06 dB/m for CO2 laser light because cyclic olefin polymer has low absorption at a 10.6-μm wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-90
Number of pages2
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Abe, Y., Matsuura, Y., Shi, Y. W., Wang, Y., Uyama, H., & Miyagi, M. (1998). Polymer-coated hollow fiber for CO2 laser delivery. Optics Letters, 23(2), 89-90. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000089