Accession Number : AD0667399

Title :   FIBER OPTICS WITH HIGH ULTRAVIOLET TRANSMISSION.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 3, 1 Nov 66-31 Aug 67,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO AERIAL INDUSTRIES INC BARRINGTON ILL

Personal Author(s) : Mueller,Andrew A.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : During this period of time, the glass development program at Rutgers University continued and a total of 121 experimental melts were completed. The majority of these melts were concentrated on formulation variations of a lanthanum crown glass selected as the most promising candidate from six experimental melts initially evaluated. The best performance was achieved by melt number A67, exhibiting a 77 percent relative transmission at 370 millimicrons, an expansion factor of 92 over the range of 25 degrees C to 425 degrees C, and an index of refraction of 1.724. Three melts produced to this formulation by Bausch and Lomb were evaluated and used to produce single and multiple fibers. Variations of the lanthanum, tantalum, and borate compositions were evaluated during this period, as were high silicate content glasses.

Descriptors :   (*FIBER OPTICS, MANUFACTURING), (*ULTRAVIOLET OPTICAL MATERIALS, FIBER OPTICS), ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, GLASS, REFRACTIVE INDEX, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE