Smart polymer-coated hollow fibers

Yi Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura, Mitsunobu Miyagi

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By using a cyclic olefin polymer (COP) as a coating material inside a silver hollow glass tube, we have fabricated various fibers with special characteristic features. By changing the thickness of COP film, the red or green pilot beam has been transmitted with relatively small losses for fibers that transmit Er:YAG or CO2 laser light simultaneously or independently with small losses. Sealing of input or output end of hollow fiber by the polymer COP has been conducted to make a special output device. The process of fabrication is simply made by using dipping and curing process. Power capability and output pattern of the sealed hollow fibers have been discussed experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Specialty Fiber Optics for Medical Applications - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 1999 Jan 241999 Jan 25


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