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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1998
  • pp: 89–90

Polymer-coated hollow fiber for CO2 laser delivery

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

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 89-90 (1998)

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Hollow fibers for CO2 laser light have been fabricated with a cyclic olefin polymer as the inner dielectric. A film of cyclic olefin polymer was coated inside the glass capillary tubing by a simple liquid-flowing process. A polymer-coated fiber with a 700-µm bore showed a loss of 0.06 dB/m for CO2 laser light because cyclic olefin polymer has low absorption at a 10.6-µm wavelength.

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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
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Yi-Wei Shi, You Wang, Hiroshi Uyama, and Mitsunobu Miyagi, "Polymer-coated hollow fiber for CO2 laser delivery," Opt. Lett. 23, 89-90 (1998)

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