1 February 1982 Prospective Vitreous Materials For Infrared Fiber Optics
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Fiber optics operating in the mid-infrared (IR) offer the potential for lower losses and better tolerance to nuclear radiation than current silicate-based fibers. Moreover, mid-IR fibers may be useful for a variety of shorter distance applications such as laser surgery, spot welding, and infrared integrated optics. Although a wide array of potentially highly transmissive mid-IR materials are available in bulk form, most are not suitable for fiber fabrication. Recently, however, a variety of new multicomponent glasses based on the fluorides of heavy metals have been developed, which may offer the best prospects to date for high performance mid-IR fibers. A critical comparison of the advantages as well as the problems associated with various prospective materials and fiber fabrication techniques is given.
Bernard Bendow, Bernard Bendow, Martin G. Drexhage, Martin G. Drexhage, } "Prospective Vitreous Materials For Infrared Fiber Optics," Optical Engineering 21(1), 211118 (1 February 1982). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972870 . Submission:
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