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Infrared Fiber Optics

1st Edition

By Jas Sanghera, Ishwar D. Aggarwal

CRC Press

368 pages

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Hardback: 9780849324895
pub: 1998-05-14
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In the past 10 years, there have been many developments in the field of infrared transmitting fiber optics. This is highlighted by the many different fiber compositions that have been studied around the world for numerous practical applications.

This book reviews different fiber systems, describing material properties, techniques used to prepare the fibers and fiber properties with particular emphasis on optical properties. These fibers possess unique optical, mechanical, and physical properties, enabling many technologies. Examples of applications are described within given chapters, allowing an engineer or scientist to choose the most appropriate fiber for a desired application.

The introduction gives the reader an overview of transmission theory so that the basic concepts are clearly understood by someone new to the field. The next several chapters describe the different types of infrared transmitting fibers, including glass fibers such as those based on silica, fluoride, and chalcogenide glasses; the crystalline fibers based on single or polycrystalline materials; and hollow waveguides. The commercial chemical sensing applications of some of these new fibers are described. The final chapter summarizes the properties of the fibers and highlights future prospects.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Sanghera and Aggarwal

Optical Transmission Theory, Lines and Klocek

Glass Fiber Optics

Silica Glass-Based Fibers, Bruce

Fluoride Glass-Based Fibers, Sanghera, Busse, Aggarwal, and Rapp

Chalcogenide Glass-Based Fibers, Nishii and Yamashita

Crystalline Fiber Optics

Single-Crystal Fibers, Chang and Djeu

Polycrystalline Fibers, Butvina

Other Systems

Hollow Fibers, Gregory

Applications of IR Transmitting Fibers, Druy

Summary, Sanghera and Aggarwal


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SCIENCE / Physics