Abstract

We propose hollow fibers for delivery of high-peak-power pulsed Nd:YAG laser light. Hollow fibers with an internal polymer layer were fabricated by a liquid-phase coating technique. We reduced the losses of the fibers in the near-infrared region by producing a silver film that was very smooth owing to use of an ultrasonic wave for mixing of the silver and the reducer solutions in the silver-plating process. The straight losses of the 1-m-long polymer-coated fibers were 0.3 dB for the 700µm bore size and 0.1 dB for the 1000µm bore fiber.

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[CrossRef]

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D. P. Hand, D. Su, M. Naeem, and J. D. C. Jones, Opt. Eng. 35, 502 (1996).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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W. H. Trott and K. D. Meeks, J. Appl. Phys. 67, 3297 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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M. Osawa, Y. Kato, T. Watanabe, M. Miyagi, S. Abe, M. Aizawa, and S. Onodera, Opt. Laser Technol. 27, 393 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

Electron. Lett. (1)

Y. Kato, M. Osawa, M. Miyagi, S. Abe, M. Aizawa, and S. Onodera, Electron. Lett. 31, 31 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

W. H. Trott and K. D. Meeks, J. Appl. Phys. 67, 3297 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

M. Miyagi and S. Kawakami, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 116 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Mater. Lett. (1)

P. Bhardwaj, O. J. Gregory, C. Morrow, G. Gu, and K. Burbank, Mater. Lett. 16, 150 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

D. P. Hand, D. Su, M. Naeem, and J. D. C. Jones, Opt. Eng. 35, 502 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

M. Osawa, Y. Kato, T. Watanabe, M. Miyagi, S. Abe, M. Aizawa, and S. Onodera, Opt. Laser Technol. 27, 393 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

D. J. Anderson, J. D. C. Jones, W. J. Easson, and C. A. Greated, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 2675 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

K. D. Laakman and M. Levy, “Hollow lightpipe and lightpipe tip using a low refractive index inner layer,” U.S. patent5,005,944 (April9, 1991).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for silver deposition.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Visible–near-IR loss spectra of silver-plated hollow fibers. (A) The silver film was deposited with an ultrasonic mixer and upon two tubes simultaneously. (B) The silver film was deposited without an ultrasonic mixer and upon a single capillary.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Loss spectra of COP-coated hollow fiber (COP/Ag) and silver-plated fiber without an inner dielectric coating (Ag). The fibers are 700 µm in bore size and 1 m in length.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Straight and bending losses of COP-coated hollow fiber for pulsed Nd:YAG laser light. The bore size is 1000 µm, and the length is 1 m.

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