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15 January 1996 Optical and mechanical properties of IR-transmitting chalcogenide glass fibers
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Proceedings Volume 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.230094
Event: Photonics East '95, 1995, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Abstract
Sulphide and telluride fibers have been fabricated using the rod-in-tube (RIT) process. The minimum optical losses of the polymer clad and unclad fibers are 0.047 and 0.11 dB/m, respectively. However, the glass clad fibers possess minimum optical losses of 0.6 and 0.7 dB/m, respectively. The difference is attributed to interfacial scattering. The bending strengths have been measured in water, air and liquid nitrogen. While the strength in liquid nitrogen approaches 200 ksi, the results indicate that water has a detrimental effect on the strength, presumably due to a stress corrosion mechanism.
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Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Pablo C. Pureza, Lynda E. Busse, and Ishwar D. Aggarwal "Optical and mechanical properties of IR-transmitting chalcogenide glass fibers", Proc. SPIE 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity, (15 January 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.230094
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