Abstract

Polycrystalline KRS-5 optical fibers were experimentally demonstrated to have high-power transmission capabilities for a cw CO2 laser beam. A typical sample of fibers provided by extrusion, 1 mm in diameter and 0.87 m in length, carried a laser power of 68 W to its output end and was found to remain free from damage at an incoming laser intensity up to 30 kW/cm2.

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    [CrossRef]
  2. J. A. Harrington, M. Braunstein, B. Bobbs, R. Braunstein, “Scattering losses in single and polycrystalline infrared material for infrared fiber applications,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 94–103 (1981).
  3. J. H. Garfunkel, R. A. Skogman, R. A. Walterson, “Infrared transmitting fibers of polycrystalline silver halides,” in Digest of IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1979), paper 8.1.
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

1981 (2)

J. A. Harrington, M. Braunstein, B. Bobbs, R. Braunstein, “Scattering losses in single and polycrystalline infrared material for infrared fiber applications,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 94–103 (1981).

S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

1980 (1)

1978 (1)

D. A. Pinnow, A. L. Gentile, A. G. Standlee, A. J. Timper, L. M. Hobrock, “Polycrystalline fiber optical waveguides for infrared transmission,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 28–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Bobbs, B.

J. A. Harrington, M. Braunstein, B. Bobbs, R. Braunstein, “Scattering losses in single and polycrystalline infrared material for infrared fiber applications,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 94–103 (1981).

Braunstein, M.

J. A. Harrington, M. Braunstein, B. Bobbs, R. Braunstein, “Scattering losses in single and polycrystalline infrared material for infrared fiber applications,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 94–103 (1981).

Braunstein, R.

J. A. Harrington, M. Braunstein, B. Bobbs, R. Braunstein, “Scattering losses in single and polycrystalline infrared material for infrared fiber applications,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 94–103 (1981).

Bridges, T. J.

Garfunkel, J. H.

J. H. Garfunkel, R. A. Skogman, R. A. Walterson, “Infrared transmitting fibers of polycrystalline silver halides,” in Digest of IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1979), paper 8.1.

Gentile, A. L.

D. A. Pinnow, A. L. Gentile, A. G. Standlee, A. J. Timper, L. M. Hobrock, “Polycrystalline fiber optical waveguides for infrared transmission,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 28–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Harrington, J. A.

J. A. Harrington, M. Braunstein, B. Bobbs, R. Braunstein, “Scattering losses in single and polycrystalline infrared material for infrared fiber applications,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 94–103 (1981).

Hasiak, J. S.

Hobrock, L. M.

D. A. Pinnow, A. L. Gentile, A. G. Standlee, A. J. Timper, L. M. Hobrock, “Polycrystalline fiber optical waveguides for infrared transmission,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 28–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Imagawa, K.

S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

Kotani, H.

S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

Morikawa, T.

S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

Pinnow, D. A.

D. A. Pinnow, A. L. Gentile, A. G. Standlee, A. J. Timper, L. M. Hobrock, “Polycrystalline fiber optical waveguides for infrared transmission,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 28–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Saito, M.

S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

Sakuragi, S.

S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

Shimada, J.

S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

Skogman, R. A.

J. H. Garfunkel, R. A. Skogman, R. A. Walterson, “Infrared transmitting fibers of polycrystalline silver halides,” in Digest of IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1979), paper 8.1.

Standlee, A. G.

D. A. Pinnow, A. L. Gentile, A. G. Standlee, A. J. Timper, L. M. Hobrock, “Polycrystalline fiber optical waveguides for infrared transmission,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 28–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Strand, A. R.

Timper, A. J.

D. A. Pinnow, A. L. Gentile, A. G. Standlee, A. J. Timper, L. M. Hobrock, “Polycrystalline fiber optical waveguides for infrared transmission,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 28–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Walterson, R. A.

J. H. Garfunkel, R. A. Skogman, R. A. Walterson, “Infrared transmitting fibers of polycrystalline silver halides,” in Digest of IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1979), paper 8.1.

Adv. Ceram. (2)

J. A. Harrington, M. Braunstein, B. Bobbs, R. Braunstein, “Scattering losses in single and polycrystalline infrared material for infrared fiber applications,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 94–103 (1981).

S. Sakuragi, K. Imagawa, M. Saito, H. Kotani, T. Morikawa, J. Shimada, “Infrared transmission capabilities of thallium halide and silver halide optical fibers,” Adv. Ceram. 2, 84–93 (1981).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. A. Pinnow, A. L. Gentile, A. G. Standlee, A. J. Timper, L. M. Hobrock, “Polycrystalline fiber optical waveguides for infrared transmission,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 28–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

J. H. Garfunkel, R. A. Skogman, R. A. Walterson, “Infrared transmitting fibers of polycrystalline silver halides,” in Digest of IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1979), paper 8.1.

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Schematic experimental setup employed in laser power-transmission measurement on KRS-5 fibers.

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Fig. 2

Transmitted output power versus time for a KRS-5 fiber 1 mm in diameter and 0.87 m in length.

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Measured transmissivity of the best-quality KRS-5 fiber as a function of its length.

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Microscopic photographs of power output end of a KRS-5 fiber: (a) before experiment, (b) after experiment.

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Table 1 Comparison of Performances in Optical Power Transmission of Polycrystalline KRS-5 Fibers

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