30 January 2012 Effects of high humidity and high temperature on failure of optical fiber for high-power delivery
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Large core silica optical fibers are often used for delivering high power laser for medical applications. It has been observed that optical fibers that are transmitting high power laser light may fracture when bent and that the polymer cladding or coating of the fiber plays a significant part in determining the fiber strength. In this work, we examine the fiber performance in bending under high laser power after the fiber is treated at high humidity and high temperature, a condition encountered commonly in medical applications, such as in an autoclave.
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Xiaoguang Sun, Xiaoguang Sun, Lei Huang, Lei Huang, Jie Li, Jie Li, } "Effects of high humidity and high temperature on failure of optical fiber for high-power delivery", Proc. SPIE 8218, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XII, 82180F (30 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.907523; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.907523
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