Accession Number : ADD014462

Title :   Pressure Sensitive Optical Fiber Having Optimized Coatings.

Descriptive Note : Filed 18 Oct 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lagakos, Nichols ; Buraro, Joseph A

Report Date : 18 Oct 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This invention relates to coatings for optical fibers to maximize their acoustic sensitivity and more particularly to such coatings which are selected from materials having high Young's modulus and/or low bulk modulus. Keywords: Interferometric fiber optical sensors; Pressure changes; Acoustic fields; Magnetic fields; Electric fields; Temperature changes; Detectors; Patent applications; Optical detectors. (KT)

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, *FIBER OPTICS, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, *PRESSURE GRADIENTS, *PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, *DETECTORS, *TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE ELEMENTS, ACOUSTIC FIELDS, ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, BULK MODULUS, COATINGS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, INTERFEROMETRY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, OPTIMIZATION, PATENT APPLICATIONS, TEMPERATURE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, SENSITIVITY, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE