Accession Number : ADD006226

Title :   Method of Maintaining the Strength of Optical Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Au Coin,Thomas R ; Di Vita,Sam ; Wade,Melvin J

Report Date : 03 Oct 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The mechanical strength of an optical fiber is maintained by coating the fiber with an inorganic ceramic material that is impervious to both moisture and chemically corrosive environments. The ceramic coating is applied immediately after the fiber is drawn. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical materials, *Ceramic coatings, *Strength(Mechanics), Protective coatings, Humidity, Corrosion inhibition

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Textiles
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE