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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1858–1860

Hollow-fiber delivery of high-power pulsed Nd:YAG laser light

Yuji Matsuura, Konosuke Hanamoto, Shunichi Sato, and Mitsunobu Miyagi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 23, pp. 1858-1860 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001858


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Abstract

We propose hollow fibers for delivery of high-peak-power pulsed Nd:YAG laser light. Hollow fibers with an internal polymer layer were fabricated by a liquid-phase coating technique. We reduced the losses of the fibers in the near-infrared region by producing a silver film that was very smooth owing to use of an ultrasonic wave for mixing of the silver and the reducer solutions in the silver-plating process. The straight losses of the 1-m-long polymer-coated fibers were 0.3 dB for the 700-μm bore size and 0.1 dB for the 1000-μm bore fiber.

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(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared

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Yuji Matsuura, Konosuke Hanamoto, Shunichi Sato, and Mitsunobu Miyagi, "Hollow-fiber delivery of high-power pulsed Nd:YAG laser light," Opt. Lett. 23, 1858-1860 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-23-1858


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