27 September 2016 Black synthetic quartz glass layer for optical fiber cross-talk reduction fabricated by VAD method
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In this report the new black-glass fiber-preform fabricated by the vapor-phase axial deposition (VAD) method to realize high-resolution optical bundle fibers is discussed with the Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis and the transmittance spectrum measurement. The black glass consists of SiO2, GeO2, Bi2O3 and Al2O3. Firstly, the rod-shaped soot of SiO2 and GeO2 is prepared by blowing SiCl4 and GeCl4 into the oxyhydrogen burner. Then the soot is dipped into the solution of the Bi and Al compounds. After drying the soot with Bi and Al penetrated, the soot is consolidated into the glass preform by heating with the carbon heater at 1650 degrees Celsius. The diameter of the obtained preform is 10.5 mm and the black glass layer thickness is 2.6 mm located at the periphery. The Bi concentration distribution shows the content of several wt% in the black glass layer. The black glass preform is drawn into the black optical fiber being expected to make a clear image because of no light leaking from the neighboring optical fibers as compared to the conventional fiber endoscope.
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Soichi Kobayashi, Soichi Kobayashi, Kaoru Fukuda, Kaoru Fukuda, Gen Onishi, Gen Onishi, Yusuke Fujii, Yusuke Fujii, } "Black synthetic quartz glass layer for optical fiber cross-talk reduction fabricated by VAD method", Proc. SPIE 9950, Laser Beam Shaping XVII, 99500V (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237666; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2237666
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