Dielectric II-VI and IV-VI metal chalcogenide thin films in silver coated hollow glass waveguides (HGWS) for infrared spectroscopy and laser delivery

Carlos M. Bledt, Daniel V. Kopp, James A. Harrington

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Abstract

Hollow glass waveguides (HGWs) are an attractive alternative to traditional photonic bandgap fibers and other infrared fibers for use in various applications involving optimal transmission in the Long Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) region due to their inherent broadband transmission and easily customizable properties. The use of II-VI and IV-VI binary metal chalcogenide thin films in silver coated silica Hollow Glass Waveguides deposited via dynamic liquid phase deposition (DLPD) for infrared spectroscopy and laser delivery has allowed for maximal signal throughput with high laser power thresholds while simultaneously retaining superior single-mode like TEM00 properties. The methodology for the aqueous chemical deposition of metal chalcogenide thin films in silver coated silica hollow waveguides including cadmium sulfide (CdS) and lead sulfide (PbS) is presented in this study along with their optical response as determined primarily through Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and infrared (CO2) laser analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances and Applications in Electroceramics II
PublisherAmerican Ceramic Society
Pages3-12
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781118273357
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventAdvances and Applications in Electroceramics II - Materials Science and Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition, MS and T 2011 - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameCeramic Transactions
Volume235
ISSN (Print)1042-1122

Other

OtherAdvances and Applications in Electroceramics II - Materials Science and Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition, MS and T 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH
Period10/16/1110/20/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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