Accession Number : ADA191549

Title :   Novel Fiber Preforms: Rare Earth Doping.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Nov 86-30 Nov 87,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Morse, T F

PDF Url : ADA191549

Report Date : 21 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Rare earth glasses have been studied with emphasis on those characteristics related to rare earth doping of optical fiber preforms for fiber sensor applications. Progress has been made in the following areas: further experience with the Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition (MCVD) preform facility, and the establishment of an optical draw tower provides the ability to create state-of-the-art fibers with a host of novel dopants. We will continue to concentrate on fibers doped with rare earth elements by several techniques, and to continue studies of bulk formation of rare earth glasses, and to study certain aspects of second harmonic generation in rare earth doped silica based fibers.

Descriptors :   *DOPING, *FIBER OPTICS, *RARE EARTH ELEMENTS, *GLASS, *SILICATES, *SILICA GLASS, *X RAY DIFFRACTION, DETECTORS, FIBERS, GLASS, HARMONIC GENERATORS, RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS, STATE OF THE ART, NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, AMORPHOUS MATERIALS, REPRINTS, PRASEODYMIUM, ERBIUM, DYSPROSIUM, ACTINIDE SERIES

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Solid State Physics
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE