Accession Number : ADA307802

Title :   Active Material Cylinder Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Mar 94-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV NY

Personal Author(s) : Kornreich, Philipp

PDF Url : ADA307802

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The objective of this effort was to fabricate fiber optic cable with optically active material at the core cladding interface. It was discovered that there are a large number of parameters that can be varied to fabricate exactly the device required for a particular application. Much of the effort on this task was used to acquire the proper glasses and alloys required to actually draw usable fibers. Although we were unable to fabricate a fiber amplifier, we did learn enough about semiconductor materials in glass to be able to fabricate these devices in the near future. We were able to fabricate a polarization preserving fiber by depositing an AlCu alloy on the preform. Fiber drawn from this preform had the desired polarization preserving capabilities, making it a very useful device in any application requiring polarization maintaining characteristics.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, CORES, THIN FILMS, REFRACTIVE INDEX, FABRICATION, ELECTRIC FIELDS, SEMICONDUCTORS, GLASS, ALLOYS, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, CLADDING, AMPLIFIERS, DRAWING(FORMING).

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE