Pulsed 3 μm laser radiation transmission through hollow plastic and hollow glass waveguides

Alexander A. Serafetinides, Kenneth R. Rickwood, Eugenia T. Fabrikesi, George Chourdakis, Nikoletta Anastassopoulou, Yuji Matsuura, Yi Wei Shi, Mitsonobu Miyagi, Nathan Croitoru

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Abstract

The transmission properties of four different waveguides were investigated: a) dielectric coated silver hollow glass waveguides, with diameters varying from 0.7 mm to 1 mm, b) polyamide waveguides, with diameters varying from 0.7 mm to 1 mm, c) a silica glass waveguide, with a 0.7 mm diameter and d) a plastic waveguide, with a 0.7 mm diameter. Two different lasers were used for the evaluation of these waveguides: a) a pulsed Er:YAG laser, emitting at 2.96 μm and b) a corona preionized pulsed HF laser, emitting at 2.78 μm. Both straight and bent loss characteristics of the waveguides were studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3570
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
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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