Accession Number : ADD012147

Title :   Optical Fibers Having a Fluoride Glass Cladding and Method of Making.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tran,Danh C

Report Date : 28 May 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Fluoride glass cladded optical fibers are produced by rotationally casting a fluoride glass cladding tube, introducing core glass melt therein to form a perform, and drawing the preform into a fiber. Disclosed are methods whereby the process may be adopted to the production of multimode, stepped index profile waveguides, single mode waveguides, and waveguides having parabolic index profiles. (Patents).

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *GLASS FIBERS, *EXTRUSION, CLADDING, FLUORIDES, REFRACTIVE INDEX, PROFILES, CORES, MELTS

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Refractory Fibers
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE