27 May 1996 Midinfrared power delivery through chalcogenide glass-clad optical fibers
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Abstract
Chalcogenide glass cladded optical fibers of As-S-Se core/As-S cladding compositions are being developed at the Naval Research Laboratory. Results of testing these fibers for high power transmission in the 2 - 6 micrometers wavelength region using various laser sources are presented. These sources include a CW CO laser (5.4 micrometers ) and a pulsed OPO (2 - 4 micrometers ). In addition, telluride glass fibers (transmission from 3 - 12 micrometers ) have been tested with CW CO2 laser input. Power handling capability has been assessed during laser irradiation by both visual observation of fiber endfaces using a microscope/camera apparatus and by measuring any reduction in power transmission.
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Lynda E. Busse, John A. Moon, Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Ishwar D. Aggarwal, "Midinfrared power delivery through chalcogenide glass-clad optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 2714, 27th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium: Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1995, (27 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240381; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.240381
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Optical fibers

Glasses

Carbon dioxide lasers

Continuous wave operation

Fiber lasers

Laser sources

Chalcogenides

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