Propagation of infrared radiation in silver halide optical fibers

S. Silberstein*, J. Kastner, M. Tacke, I. Schnitzer, Abraham Katzir

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The relation between microscopic scattering and absorption properties, and the measurable macroscopic transmission properties of silver halide infrared fibers were investigated. Four mechanisms were considered, both by numerical simulation and far-field measurements: core scattering, surface scattering, absorption, and surface losses. The dominant mechanism in changing the angular distribution of the transmitted light was found to be the core scattering. Microscopic scattering and absorption properties were derived by fitting the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1997
EventSpecialty Fiber Optics for Biomedical and Industrial Applications - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 10 Feb 199710 Feb 1997


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