5 June 1998 Fabrication of cyclic olefin polymer (COP)-coated silver hollow glass waveguides for the infrared
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Proceedings Volume 3262, Surgical-Assist Systems; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309461
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Cyclic Olefin Polymer (COP)-coated silver hollow glass waveguides were proposed and fabricated for IR laser light transmission such as Er:YAG, CO, and CO2 lasers. Silver mirror reaction and liquid-flow coating technique were employed to form the silver and dielectric layers inside the fused glass capillary tube for the simplicity, lower cost and potentiality of mass-production. Hollow waveguides with the length of 2m, and the inner diameters of 700 μm and 1mm have been successfully fabricated. It is shown that COP- coated silver hollow glass waveguides can be used to transmit Er:YAG, CO, and CO2 laser light with low losses when the thickness of COP layer is properly chosen. The measured spectra in the visible and mid-IR regions also show that uniform films were deposited inside the tube. Comparisons were also made among the waveguides that were inner-coated with other dielectric materials used before.
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Yi-Wei Shi, Yi-Wei Shi, You Wang, You Wang, Yukio Abe, Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Yuji Matsuura, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Hiroshi Uyama, Hiroshi Uyama, Manabu Taniwaki, Manabu Taniwaki, Shunichi Sato, Shunichi Sato, } "Fabrication of cyclic olefin polymer (COP)-coated silver hollow glass waveguides for the infrared", Proc. SPIE 3262, Surgical-Assist Systems, (5 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309461; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309461

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