18 April 1997 IR glass optical fibers for CO2 laser welding
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Proceedings Volume 2977, Specialty Fiber Optics for Biomedical and Industrial Applications; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.271016
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
The TeX glass fibers, with high flexibility and relatively low losses, have been developed for many applications especially carbon-dioxide laser power transmission and radiometry. The use of TeX glass fibers to transmit thermal radiation of an object to a remote detector allows temperature measurements, without contact, in inaccessible and hostile environments. The TeX glass fiber sensor can detect temperatures in a wide range [minus 20, 200 degrees Celsius] with a resolution estimated better than 0.2 degrees Celsius at high temperature (200 degrees Celsius) and close to 1 degree Celsius at room temperature. The transmission of carbon-dioxide laser beam through a TeX glass fiber has been performed. More than 2.6 W have been obtained through a 1 meter long fiber by injecting the maximum input power of 6 W at the wavelength of 9.3 micrometer. TeX glass fibers are very promising for biomedical applications such as welding which require an energy transfer through the fiber and a temperature monitoring by another fiber.
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Lydia Le Neindre, Lydia Le Neindre, Karine Le Foulgoc, Karine Le Foulgoc, Xhang Hua Zhang, Xhang Hua Zhang, Jacques Lucas, Jacques Lucas, F. Gilbert, F. Gilbert, O. Lescoat, O. Lescoat, F. Ardouin, F. Ardouin, P. Morillon, P. Morillon, } "IR glass optical fibers for CO2 laser welding", Proc. SPIE 2977, Specialty Fiber Optics for Biomedical and Industrial Applications, (18 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271016; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.271016

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