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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Jan. 29, 2008

Infrared hollow fiber with a vitreous film as the dielectric inner coating layer

Katsumasa Iwai, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yi-Wei Shi, Xiao-Song Zhu, and Yuji Matsuura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 23, pp. 3420-3422 (2007)

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A vitreous material with an optimum reflective index of 1.41 for dielectric metallic hollow fiber is used for what is believed to be the first time. A smooth vitreous film is formed by the treatment of a hardener at room temperature by using the liquid-phase coating technique. Low-loss properties were obtained in both the infrared and visible wavelength regions, and the fibers are of high durability when sterilized. This hollow fiber is promising for use in medical applications or other harsh environments.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

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Vol. 3, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Katsumasa Iwai, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yi-Wei Shi, Xiao-Song Zhu, and Yuji Matsuura, "Infrared hollow fiber with a vitreous film as the dielectric inner coating layer," Opt. Lett. 32, 3420-3422 (2007)

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