Fatigue of silver-halide fibers

N. Barkay, A. German, S. Shalem, A. Katzir

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The JR transmittance of silver-halide fibers was measured while they were undergoing various flexing procedures leading to mechanical fatigue. The fatigue experiments consisted of repetitive bending, going from small bending radii (plastic regime) to large bending radii (elastic regime). Various types of fibers have been investigated including unclad fibers, fibers with a core-clad structure, fibers of various AgClBr1. compositions and fibers of different diameters. The optical measurements which were done during the flexing experiments involved C02-laser transmission and spectral (FTIR) transmission. The results for the various conditions are reported and discussed in terms high-cycle and low-cycle fatigue. Such investigations are of practical importance in characterizing fibers useful for endoscopic surgery and IR detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-70
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 28 Jul 1994
EventBiomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation 1994 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 23 Jan 199429 Jan 1994


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