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16 November 2018 Determination of the laser-induced damage threshold of polymer optical fibers
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Investigating the properties of manufactured polymer optical fibers is essential to determine proper areas of application. Using pulsed laser radiation, especially with respect to laser activity in optical fibers, the maximum acceptable transmittable energy without inducing damage is of particular interest. Therefore, this work is related to laser-induced damage in polymer optical fibers at a wavelength of 532 nm and a pulse duration of 7.3 ns. In particular, the influence of the coupling condition on the transmittable pulse energy and the damage behavior applying an R-on-1 test procedure are analyzed in this study. The obtained results give information about the long-term behavior and will be used to optimize the manufacturing process.
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K. Kiedrowski, J. Thiem, F. Jakobs, J. Kielhorn, I. Balasa, D. Kracht, and D. Ristau "Determination of the laser-induced damage threshold of polymer optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 10805, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2018: 50th Anniversary Conference, 108052C (16 November 2018);

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