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1 May 1995 Recent advances in sapphire fibers
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Sapphire fibers grown at 20 mm/min in helium, using an improved laser-heated pedestal growth apparatus, have been shown to exhibit very low losses. The laser damage threshold and bending loss of these fibers have been evaluated. The best fiber forms for energy delivery may be a 100-micron diameter fiber with flared ends to increase the power handling capability while retaining the flexibility. Such a fiber has been successfully grown in our laboratory.
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Robert S. F. Chang, Vongilay Phomsakha, and Nicholas Djeu "Recent advances in sapphire fibers", Proc. SPIE 2396, Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation, (1 May 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.208428
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