Accession Number : ADA131932

Title :   Evaluation of Multicomponent Fluoride Glass Candidates for Double Crucible Drawn Optical Fiber.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Jan 81-15 Jan 83,


Personal Author(s) : Mansfield,James L.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Fluorozirconate and fluorohafnate glass compositions have been investigated as potential candidates for mid-IR transmitting optical communication fiber. Suitable candidates have been identified, and multi-meter lengths of low strength, Teflon clad fiber have been drawn. The preform draw method has been found more suitable than the single crucible draw method. Various bulk fabrication methods have been developed, and small quantities of optical quality glass have ben cast. These glasses have been well characterized in terms of physical properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fluorides, *Optical glass, *Fiber optics, *Fabrication, Zirconates, Hafnium compounds, Fabrication, Fiber optics transmission lines, Infrared optical materials, Crucibles, Drawing(Forming), Physical properties, Measurement

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE