15 January 1999 Special glasses for passive and active IR fibers for medical and biomedical applications
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General chemical compositions of prepared glasses with low OH group concentrations are Ge0.25Ga0.10S0.65, Ge0.25Ga0.05As0.05S0.65, (TeO2)x - (PbCl2)1-x with x equals 0.4 to 0.6 and (TeO2)x - (ZnO)1-x with x equals 0.75 to 0.80. Samples doped with 500 to 12000 ppm rare earth in weight were prepared. Rare earth doped glasses are homogeneous when RE concentration is less than 3000 ppm. Heterogeneous inclusions arise beyond 1000 ppm RE when doping is made with chloride or oxide. Electron microscopy, absorption and fluorescence measurements have been made. YAG:Nd. Ar, He-Ne lasers were used for excitation of photoluminescence. The color and optic quality of the tellurite glasses depend on crucible materials. Rare earth doping results in visible defects or inhomogeneities when concentration is larger than 1000 ppm. The chemical composition and the optical absorption of doped and undoped samples was examined. Fluorescence intensity of Pr and Dy is smaller in these HMO glasses than in the sulfide glasses, which results from higher phonon energy and higher OH concentration. Further development is required for future applications.
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Dimitrij Lezal, Dimitrij Lezal, Jitka Pedlikova, Jitka Pedlikova, Milan Karel, Milan Karel, Ladislav Horak, Ladislav Horak, Jiri Zavadil, Jiri Zavadil, "Special glasses for passive and active IR fibers for medical and biomedical applications", Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, (15 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336915; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.336915


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