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16 October 1984 Recent Progress In Infrared Chalcogenide Glass Fibers
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Proceedings Volume 0484, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III; (1984)
Event: 1984 Technical Symposium East, 1984, Arlington, United States
Chalcogenide glasses containing elements like As, Ge, Sb and Se have been prepared. A new technique of preparing the raw material and subsequently drawing fibers has been devel-oped in order to avoid the forming of oxygen compounds. The fibers have been drawn by cru-cible and rod method from oxygen free raw material inside an Ar atmosphere glove box. The fibers drawn to date with air and glass cladding have a diameter of 50-500 pm and length of several meterd. Preliminary attenuation measurements indicate that the attentuation is better than 0.1 dB/cm and it is not affected even when the fiber is bent to 2 cm circular radius. The fibes were testes a CO laser beam and were not damaged at power densities below 10 kW/2cm2 CW &100 kw/cm using short pulses 75 n sec. The transmitted power density was 0.8 kW/cm2 which is an appropriate value to the needed for cutting and ablation of human tissues.
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A. Bornstein, N. Croitoru, and E. Marom "Recent Progress In Infrared Chalcogenide Glass Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0484, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III, (16 October 1984);


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