10 December 1999 Infrared imaging bundle development at Amorphous Materials
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Abstract
Efforts have been underway for several years at AMI to develop methods to fabricate infrared imaging bundles from chalcogenide glass fibers. Bundles have been formed using fibers made from an As-Se-Te glass (C1) and from As2S3 glass (C2). Most have been made using 100 micrometer core fibers, clad and unclad. Bundles have contained as few as 100 active fibers and as many as 3000. Lengths have ranged from 1 to 10 meters. Methods of construction will be discussed. Evaluation results will be presented. Images formed using infrared cameras sensitive at 1.4 micrometer, 3 - 5 micrometer and 8 - 12 micrometer, will be shown.
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Albert Ray Hilton, Albert Ray Hilton, } "Infrared imaging bundle development at Amorphous Materials", Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372809; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.372809
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