Hollow plastic tubes covered inside with films of metal or metal and dielectric materials are shown, theoretically and experimentally, to be able to transmit CO2 laser light with high yields. There is only a small influence on the transmission of light by the radius of curvature of the tubes. Output energy intensity measurements have shown that, under certain conditions, whispering gallery modes could exist inside the fiber, which gives low attenuation and negligible variations of transmission with ending. This makes this type of fiber suitable for medical applications, especially in surgery.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Isr J Technol|
|Issue number||3 -4,Pt B|
|State||Published - 1988|
|Event||Fourth Israel Materials Engineering Conference IMEC IV - Beer Sheva, Isr|
Duration: 7 Dec 1988 → 8 Dec 1988