Accession Number : AD0800818

Title :   FIBER OPTICS WITH HIGH ULTRAVIOLET TRANSMISSION.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 1, 29 Mar-31 Jul 66,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO AERIAL INDUSTRIES INC BARRINGTON IL

Personal Author(s) : Mueller, Andrew A.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Investigations were made leading to the development of an ultraviolet transmitting, high index of refraction optical glass suitable for use as a core material in the fiber optic plates and to six sample glass formulations, selected as the best possibilities for developing the glass from existing formulations. Tests were made on the six glasses to determine the fiberization and compatibility with the fiber production processes. Additional tests on the samples were performed to determine the thermal coefficient of expansion. Tests were completed and all data except that for coefficient of expansion is summarized. Appendix A contains photographs taken of the glass attenuation zones and fibers produced during single fiber draw tests. By referencing these photographs, it is possible to observe several conditions relative to the suitability of the glasses for fiberization.

Descriptors :   (*FIBER OPTICS, ULTRAVIOLET OPTICAL MATERIALS), OPTICAL GLASS, WAVE PROPAGATION, LANTHANUM, LEAD(METAL), ALUMINUM, BORATES, SILICATES, DRAWING(FORMING), CATHODE RAY TUBES, TRANSPARENT PANELS, REFRACTIVE INDEX.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE