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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1981
  • pp: 629–631

KRS-5 optical fibers capable of transmitting high-power CO2 laser beam

S. Sakuragi, M. Saito, Y. Kubo, K. Imagawa, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, and J. Shimada  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 12, pp. 629-631 (1981)

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Polycrystalline KRS-5 optical fibers were experimentally demonstrated to have high-power transmission capabilities for a cw CO2 laser beam. A typical sample of fibers provided by extrusion, 1 mm in diameter and 0.87 m in length, carried a laser power of 68 W to its output end and was found to remain free from damage at an incoming laser intensity up to 30 kW/cm2.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 22, 1981
Published: December 1, 1981

S. Sakuragi, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, M. Saito, Y. Kubo, K. Imagawa, and H. Kotani, "KRS-5 optical fibers capable of transmitting high-power CO2 laser beam," Opt. Lett. 6, 629-631 (1981)

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