Accession Number : ADD011551

Title :   Temperature-Insensitive Optical Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lagakos,N ; Bucaro,J A

Report Date : 13 Nov 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention pertains generally to optical fibers and more particularly to optical fibers with reduced temperature sensitivity. It is an object of this invention to fabricate optical fibers with reduced thermal sensitivity. A further object is to minimize the phase shift of light propagating in a composite optical fiber. These and other objects are achieved by a composite optical fiber comprising a light-propagating core having a minimum variation of the index of refraction with temperature at constant density and at least one outer layer capable of restricting the axial expansion of the core rod without interfering with any radial expansion of the core.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics, Cores, Temperature, Sensitivity, Reduction, Light transmission

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE