Hollow waveguide delivery systems for laser technological application

Helena Jelínková, Michal Němec, Jan Šulc, Pavel Černý, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yi Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura

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Hollow waveguides with internal coatings can be an attractive alternative to solid-core fibers. This paper reviews the results with the cyclic olefin polymer coated metal hollow glass waveguides which can be used as a delivery instrument in a wide band of wavelengths - from the visible up to the infrared. These waveguides have been shown to be capable of transmissions up to the 1.36GW of Nd:YAG peak power and 5.8W or 5.1W of alexandrite or Er:YAG mean power, respectively. They can be utilized in many branches of medical or industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-164
Number of pages20
JournalProgress in Quantum Electronics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Cyclic olefin polymer coating
  • Hollow waveguides
  • Laser radiation delivery
  • Solid-state lasers


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