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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1990
  • pp: 2213–2214

Dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguide for 3-μm Er:YAG, 5-μm CO, and 10.6-μm CO2 laser light transmission

Yuji Matsuura, Akihito Hongo, and Mitsunobu Miyagi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 15, pp. 2213-2214 (1990)

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The possibility of dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguides that can deliver 3-μm Er:YAG, 5-μm CO, and 10.6-μm CO2 laser light simultaneously with low transmission loss is shown theoretically and experimentally.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 3, 1989
Published: May 20, 1990

Yuji Matsuura, Akihito Hongo, and Mitsunobu Miyagi, "Dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguide for 3-μm Er:YAG, 5-μm CO, and 10.6-μm CO2 laser light transmission," Appl. Opt. 29, 2213-2214 (1990)

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