Abstract

Hollow glass waveguides with bores tapered from 1000 to 500 μm and from 700 to 500 μm over a length of 2 m were coated with silver and silver iodide inner films. These waveguides were designed for low attenuation at the 10.6-μm CO2 laser wavelength. The straight losses, which were measured to be 0.8 and 1.6 dB/m, respectively, decreased when the guides were bent. A simple ray-trajectory model is presented to explain this unexpected behavior.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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