15 January 1999 Pulsed 3-μm laser radiation transmission through hollow plastic and hollow glass waveguides
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Abstract
The transmission properties of four different waveguides were investigated: (1) dielectric coated silver hollow glass waveguides, with diameters varying from 0.7 mm to 1 mm, (2) polyamide waveguides, with diameters varying from 0.7 mm to 1 mm, (3) a silica glass waveguide, with a 0.7 mm diameter and (4) a plastic waveguide, with a 0.7 mm diameter. Two different lasers were used for the evaluation of these waveguides: (1) a pulsed Er:YAG laser, emitting at 2.96 micrometers and (2) a corona preionized pulsed HF laser, emitting at 2.78 micrometers . Both straight and bent loss characteristics of the waveguides were studied.
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Alexander A. Serafetinides, Kenneth R. Rickwood, Eugenia T. Fabrikesi, Giorgos Chourdakis, Nikoletta Anastasopoulou, Yuji Matsuura, Yi-Wei Shi, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Nathan I. Croitoru, "Pulsed 3-μm laser radiation transmission through hollow plastic and hollow glass waveguides", Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, (15 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336931; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.336931
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