Infrared optical properties of polycrystalline silver halide fibers

A. Saar*, F. Moser, S. Akselrod, A. Katzir

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The power transmission characteristics at 10.6 μm, and the infrared spectral transmission from 2 to 13 μm, of extruded silver halide fibers of composition AgCl0.95Br0.05 have been investigated. The transmitted power at 10.6 μm remains linearly dependent on the input power up to at least 40 W, with a total loss coefficient of about 0.7 dB/m. The output power has a Gaussian shape with an angular width of 60°independent of the input power geometry in a fiber of about 2 m length. The spectral transmission shows a number of sharp absorption features attributed to water and CO -23 impurities, superimposed on a background loss that can be fit to an expression of the form (16.2λ-2+0.5) dB/m, with λ in μm. This background is a consequence of the scattering mechanism in these fibers.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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