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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1555–1560

Fabrication of hollow waveguides for CO2 lasers

Yuichi Komachi, Moriaki Wakaki, and Genichi Kanai  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp. 1555-1560 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.001555


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Abstract

Germanium-coated metal (silver, gold, and copper) hollow waveguides for CO2 laser energy delivery have been fabricated by electron-beam evaporation and plating techniques in which an acid-soluble glass mandrel with small surface roughness was used. The transmission characteristics of Ge-coated metal hollow waveguides were studied. Ge-coated Ag hollow waveguides showed smaller loss, 0.2 dBm, for CO2 laser light than Ge-coated Au and Cu waveguides. The transmission characteristics of Ge-coated Ag hollow waveguides were measured in relation to a core diameter and a bending radius.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

History
Original Manuscript: September 15, 1999
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2000
Published: April 1, 2000

Citation
Yuichi Komachi, Moriaki Wakaki, and Genichi Kanai, "Fabrication of hollow waveguides for CO2 lasers," Appl. Opt. 39, 1555-1560 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-10-1555

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