Uniform polymer-film formation in hollow fiber by closed loop-coating method

Katsumasa Iwai, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yi Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

A closed loop-coating method has been proposed in order to form a uniform polymer layer in the fabrication of cyclic olefin polymer-coated silver (COP/Ag) hollow optical fiber. A COP solution was flowed in a closed loop system, in which silver-coated tube was used as a part of it. Owing to the constant flowing speed of the solution and the airtight flowing environment, a uniform COP layer was formed, which is one of the most important parameters to improve the transmission properties of the hollow fiber. The method was successfully applied to the fabrication of hollow fibers with 2 meters length for near and mid- infrared lasers, such as Nd:YAG, EnYAG and CO 2 lasers. Stable fabrication and better reproduction were also observed by using the new coating method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 8
EventOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications VI - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 212006 Jan 22

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume6083
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period06/1/2106/1/22

Keywords

  • Coating
  • Hollow fiber
  • Infrared
  • Laser
  • Polymer film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Uniform polymer-film formation in hollow fiber by closed loop-coating method'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Iwai, K., Miyagi, M., Shi, Y. W., & Matsuura, Y. (2006). Uniform polymer-film formation in hollow fiber by closed loop-coating method. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE [60830J] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 6083). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.649404