Mid - IR optimized multi layer hollow waveguides

M. Ben-David, Israel Gannot, Alexandra Inberg, Nathan I. Croitoru

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Abstract

Several groups worldwide investigate hollow waveguides for IR radiation extensively. These waveguides can transmit well laser radiation however they have some serious drawbacks such as high sensitivity to bending and wavelength. A potential solution to this problem is to use the one dimensional photonic crystal theory, i.e. to develop a multi layer waveguide. According to this theory it is possible to get close to 100% reflectivity for large angles of incidence and for a wide interval of wavelengths. Based on this idea we have produced such a hollow glass waveguide, with four inner layers made of alternating Ag and AgI layers. Some preliminary spectral measurements have shown low attenuation for an optimized IR wavelength range, which encouraged us to pursue the research in this direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4253
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Mid-infrared
Waveguide
Multilayer
hollow
Waveguides
waveguides
Wavelength
wavelengths
Laser Radiation
Laser radiation
Reflectivity
Photonic crystals
Photonic Crystal
Attenuation
Incidence
incidence
attenuation
Radiation
laser beams
photonics

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mid - IR optimized multi layer hollow waveguides. / Ben-David, M.; Gannot, Israel; Inberg, Alexandra; Croitoru, Nathan I.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4253, 01.01.2001, p. 11-18.

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Ben-David, M. ; Gannot, Israel ; Inberg, Alexandra ; Croitoru, Nathan I. / Mid - IR optimized multi layer hollow waveguides. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2001 ; Vol. 4253. pp. 11-18.
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