Accession Number : ADA136017

Title :   Evaluation of NRL Glass for Fiber Optics. Phase II.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 79-Dec 80,


Personal Author(s) : Schott,C E

PDF Url : ADA136017

Report Date : 15 Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This report covers a Phase II activity to develop glasses for medium loss fiber optic waveguides. The requirements of the final fiber are that it should have: a diameter of 75 to 125 micrometers with a 50 to 75 micrometers core; a numerical aperature of 0.4 to 0.6; losses of approximately 100dB/km; and radiation resistance. The Phase II activities include the development of improved cladding and core glass composition, raw materials procurement an batch preparation of high purity materials, controlled atmosphere melting, preparation of perform assemblies, and fiber drawing.

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics, *Optical glass, Cores, Cladding, Losses, Radiation resistance, Waveguides, Fabrication, Formulations(Chemistry), Chemical composition

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE