26 April 1989 Optical Fiber Transmission Of Excimer Laser Pulses
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Proceedings Volume 1023, Excimer Lasers and Applications; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950158
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
Abstract
The use of optical fibers to transmit high power UV pulses from an excimer laser is desirable for many applications. We have tested different tapered and untapered fibers with regard to power transmission properties and lifetime at 308 nm from a XeCl excimer laser with unstable resonator (8 nsec pulse length). The transmitted power density in a 600 μm tapered fiber decreases from initally 1.25 to 1.0 GW/cm2 over a period of 105 pulses. This is sufficient for a lot of applications, such as medical surgery or etching of selected types of ceramics.
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Hermine Hitzler, Hermine Hitzler, Norbert Leclerc, Norbert Leclerc, Karl-Friedrich Klein, Karl-Friedrich Klein, Karl-Otto Greulich, Karl-Otto Greulich, Jurgen Wolfrum, Jurgen Wolfrum, } "Optical Fiber Transmission Of Excimer Laser Pulses", Proc. SPIE 1023, Excimer Lasers and Applications, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950158; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950158
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