Lensed-taper launching coupler for high energy Er:YAG laser

Yuji Matsuura, Hajime Hiraga, Mitsunobu Miyagi

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To achieve efficient launching from the Er:YAG laser light to hollow fibers, we developed a lensed-taper coupler which is composed of a lens and a tapered hollow section with an inner coating of a cyclic olefin polymer and a silver. Transmission properties of the coupler have been experimentally investigated for the high-energy Er:YAG laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems - Stockholm, SWE
Duration: 1998 Sept 81998 Sept 10


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