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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3114–3119

Loss and modal properties of Ag/AgI hollow glass waveguides

Carlos M. Bledt, James A. Harrington, and Jason M. Kriesel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 16, pp. 3114-3119 (2012)

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Hollow glass waveguides, composed of Ag/AgI coatings, have been studied at 10.6 µm. The losses for different bore sizes equal the theoretical loss, which for the 700 µm bore guide was about 0.15dB/m. The losses for the guides increase upon bending, varying linearly with increasing curvature. These hollow guides propagate a single mode when the bore size of the guide is approximately 30λ. In addition, the best single-mode transmission is obtained when the thickness of the glass wall is large. These smaller bores, thick wall hollow guides, can also be used to filter higher order modes from poor quality input laser beams.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2012
Published: May 21, 2012

Carlos M. Bledt, James A. Harrington, and Jason M. Kriesel, "Loss and modal properties of Ag/AgI hollow glass waveguides," Appl. Opt. 51, 3114-3119 (2012)

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