Abstract

An oscillator–amplifier high-power Nd:YAG laser system was used for transmission of a single 50-ps-long pulse or a train of pulses through a cyclic olefin polymer-coated silver hollow-glass waveguide. The maximum energy that was transmitted was 150 mJ for the train of pulses and 40 mJ for the single pulse, from which followed a delivered power of 100 GW/cm2. The characteristics that were obtained make these waveguides promising for the delivery of high-power laser pulses in medical as well as other applications.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Use of hollow-core fibers to deliver nanosecond Nd:YAG laser pulses to form sparks in gases

A. P. Yalin, M. DeFoort, B. Willson, Y. Matsuura, and M. Miyagi
Opt. Lett. 30(16) 2083-2085 (2005)

Vacuum-cored hollow waveguide for transmission of high-energy, nanosecond Nd:YAG laser pulses and its application to biological tissue ablation

Shunichi Sato, Hiroshi Ashida, Tsunenori Arai, Yi-Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura, and Mitsunobu Miyagi
Opt. Lett. 25(1) 49-51 (2000)

Cyclic olefin polymer-coated silver hollow glass waveguides for the infrared

Yi-Wei Shi, You Wang, Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Shunichi Sato, Manabu Taniwaki, and Hiroshi Uyama
Appl. Opt. 37(33) 7758-7762 (1998)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription