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24 August 1987 Optical Characteristics Of Chalcogenide Fibers
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Proceedings Volume 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides; (1987)
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
The optical characteristics of several different chalcogenide bulk glasses and single core fibers were investigated. The spectral transmittance of bulk glasses was measured between 0.8 and 15 μm. A decrease in transmittance of the bulk material at elevated temperatures were shown to occur beyond 8 μm. At 100°C and a wavelength of 10.6 μm the effect was measured to be between 3.5 and 10 dB/m depending on material. Coated fibers were drawn from the bulk material and the fiber attenuation between 9.2 and 11 μm was between 6 and 30 dB/m depending on the material, coating, wavelength and fiber diameter.
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Mark J. Finney, David J. McEnroe, Peter H. Prideaux, and Peter C. Schultz "Optical Characteristics Of Chalcogenide Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides, (24 August 1987);


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