10 December 1999 Delivery of high-energy infrared laser pulses by polymer-coated hollow fibers
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Proceedings Volume 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications; (1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372795
Event: Photonics East '99, 1999, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Hollow fibers with the internal silver and polymer layers have been developed for delivery of high energy pulses of infrared lasers. We adopted a cyclic olefin polymer (COP) as the dielectric layer. Since this polymer exhibits no strong absorption in the Er:YAG (2.94 micrometer) or Nd:YAG (1.06 micrometer) wavelength region, it is appropriate for inner dielectric of hollow fibers. We fabricated the COP-coated hollow fibers by using a liquid-flow, polymer coating technique. We report our recent results on transmission properties of the polymer-coated fibers for Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers.
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Yuji Matsuura, Konosuke Hanamoto, Yi-Wei Shi, Yukio Abe, Mitsunobu Miyagi, "Delivery of high-energy infrared laser pulses by polymer-coated hollow fibers", Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372795; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.372795
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Polymers

Optical fibers

Nd:YAG lasers

Er:YAG lasers

Silver

Dielectrics

Polymer thin films

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