Mechanical properties of mixed silver-halide crystals and polycrystalline optical fibers

N. Barkay*, A. Levite, F. Moser, A. Katzir

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Abstract

Mechanical properties of mixed AgClxBr1-x (0≤x≤1) crystals and extruded polycrystalline optical fibers were investigated as a function of composition. The microhardness of as-grown crystals, annealed samples, and fiber-end faces show solid-solution hardening in agreement with the Kataoka-Yamada model [Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 16, 1119 (1977)]. The fibers have a tensile strength of 50-90 MPa with similar solid-solution strengthening. The infrared transmission of 0.9-mm-diam fibers is not reduced significantly upon bending them 90°on a 3-mm radius. Such mixed-crystal-based silver-halide fibers are suitable for many infrared optical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5256-5258
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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