Abstract

We developed hollow fibers with polycarbonate (PC) capillaries for use as a supporting tube. The PC capillaries were prepared by using a glass-drawing technique. Hollow PC fibers are safer and more flexible than hollow glass fibers because no fragments are released when the fibers are broken in various applications. Inner coating layers of silver and cyclic olefin polymer (COP) enhanced the reflection rate at the Er:YAG laser light wavelength. Using these fibers, we attained low loss for Er:YAG laser light transmission. By adjusting the drawing temperature in the fabrication of the PC capillaries, we created a smooth inner surface and uniform PC capillaries. We also demonstrated low-loss properties for visible pilot beams.

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[CrossRef]

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Masumoto, K.

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Y. W. Shi, Y. Abe, Y. Matsuura, and M. Miyagi, Opt. Laser Technol. 31, 135 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Shi, Y. W.

Shiota, T.

Sulc, J.

Taniwaki, M.

Tschepe, J.

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (4)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Miyagi, A. Hongo, Y. Aizawa, and S. Kawakami, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 430 (1983).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Biomedical Eng. (1)

I. Gannot, S. Schrunder, J. Dror, A. Inberg, T. Ertl, J. Tschepe, G. J. Muller, and N. Croitoru, IEEE Trans. Biomedical Eng. 42, 967 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

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

Opt. Eng. (1)

A. Inberg, M. Ben-David, M. Oksman, A. Katzir, and N. Croitoru, Opt. Eng. 39, 1316 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Laser Technol. (2)

Y. W. Shi, Y. Abe, Y. Matsuura, and M. Miyagi, Opt. Laser Technol. 31, 135 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. Wang, Y. Matsuura, and M. Miyagi, Opt. Laser Technol. 29, 449 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

Y. Kato, M. Osawa, M. Miyagi, M. Aizawa, S. Abe, and S. Onodera, in Proc. SPIE 2131, 4 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Setup for polycarbonate capillary drawing.

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Fig. 2

(a) Loss spectra of hollow fibers in the infrared region. (b) Bending-loss properties for Er:YAG laser light.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Loss spectra of the COP/Ag/PC hollow fiber with a PC capillary drawn at various temperatures.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Loss spectra of COP/Ag/PC hollow fiber designed for pilot beam and Er:YAG laser light delivery. (b) Bending-loss property for visible laser light.

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