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10 December 1999 Delivery of high-energy infrared laser pulses by polymer-coated hollow fibers
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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, and 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);


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