Accession Number : ADA132909

Title :   High Strength, Long Length Optical Fibers Increased Durability of Optical Fiber through the Use of Compressive Cladding.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 12 Dec 78-12 Jun 80,

Corporate Author : ITT ELECTRO-OPTICAL PRODUCTS DIV ROANOKE VA

Personal Author(s) : Prideaux,Peter H ; Oh,Shin M

PDF Url : ADA132909

Report Date : 01 Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : The durability of optical fiber waveguides has been improved by employing a surface compressive cladding technique. The durable fibers having a very thin surface compressive layer of either pure silica or Ti-doped silica were fabricated based on the developed computer models of the three-layer and the four-layer structure fibers. Surface compressive stresses greater than 100 kpsi (0.69 GPa) were deduced from the static fatigue and bend test results of the fibers having higher thermal expansion coefficients in inner layers with a thin Ti-doped silica surface layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fibers, *Optical waveguides, *Cladding, *Strength(Mechanics), Fabrication, High strength, Compressive properties, Mechanical properties, Static loads, Computer programs, Models, Fiber optics

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE