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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1998
  • pp: 7758–7762

Cyclic Olefin Polymer-Coated Silver Hollow Glass Waveguides for the Infrared

Yi-Wei Shi, You Wang, Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Shunichi Sato, Manabu Taniwaki, and Hiroshi Uyama  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 33, pp. 7758-7762 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.007758


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Abstract

Cyclic olefin polymer (COP) is newly used as the inner dielectric of infrared, hollow glass waveguides because of its low extinction coefficient in the mid-infrared region. A liquid-flow coating and dry-cure process are employed to form the COP layer on the inside of a silver-coated hollow glass tube. In the coating process, cyclohexane is chosen as the solvent of COP to form a smooth and uniform COP layer. It is shown that COP-coated silver hollow glass waveguides show low loss properties for CO2, CO, and Er:YAG laser light when the thickness of the COP layer is properly chosen.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Yi-Wei Shi, You Wang, Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Shunichi Sato, Manabu Taniwaki, and Hiroshi Uyama, "Cyclic Olefin Polymer-Coated Silver Hollow Glass Waveguides for the Infrared," Appl. Opt. 37, 7758-7762 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-33-7758


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