28 July 1981 Prospective Vitreous Materials For Infrared Fiber Optics
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Proceedings Volume 0266, Infrared Fibers; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959893
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Fiber optics operating in the mid-infrared offer the potential for lower losses and better tolerance to nuclear radiation than current silicate-based fibers. Moreover, mid-IR fibers may be useful for a variety of shorter-distance applications such as laser surgery, spot welding and infrared integrated optics. Although a wide array of potentially highly-transmissive mid-IR materials are available in bulk form, most are not suitable for fiber fabrication. Recently, however, a variety of new multicomponent glasses based on the fluorides of heavy metals have been developed, which may offer the best prospects to date for high performance mid-IR fibers. A critical comparison of the advantages as well as the problems associated with various prospective materials and fiber fabrication techniques is given.
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Bernard Bendow, Bernard Bendow, Martin G. Drexhage, Martin G. Drexhage, } "Prospective Vitreous Materials For Infrared Fiber Optics", Proc. SPIE 0266, Infrared Fibers, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959893; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959893


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