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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2002
  • pp: 488–492

Hollow infrared fibers fabricated by glass-drawing technique

Yuji Matsuura, Ryosuke Kasahara, Takashi Katagiri, and Mitsunobu Miyagi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 12, pp. 488-492 (2002)

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Hollow glass fibers for delivery of mid-infrared lasers are drawn from a glass-tube preform to produce a long and flexible hollow fiber at low cost. To utilize the interference effect of the thin glass wall, the wall thickness is controlled by the drawing speed. A Pyrex-glass hollow fiber with an inner diameter of 280 μm and a wall thickness of 9.92 μm shows a low loss at 2.94 μm of the Er:YAG laser wavelength when coated with a silver film on the outer surface.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 12, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2002
Published: June 17, 2002

Yuji Matsuura, Ryosuke Kasahara, Takashi Katagiri, and Mitsunobu Miyagi, "Hollow infrared fibers fabricated by glass-drawing technique," Opt. Express 10, 488-492 (2002)

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