Mechanical and optical properties of hollow glass waveguides

Christopher D. Rabii, James A. Harrington

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Hollow waveguides have been well characterized for their optical properties, but many applications require long-term reliability as well as short-term performance. The average strength and the strength distribution of hollow glass waveguides (HGWs) have been evaluated. In addition, the effects of processing on waveguide strength have been assessed. In limited life-test data, waveguides up to one- year old have shown no measurable change in their transmission losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
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: Feb 10 1997Feb 10 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Mechanical and optical properties of hollow glass waveguides'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this