Accession Number : ADD015353

Title :   Fiber Optic Polishing System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 1 Oct 90, patented 21 Apr 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bramson, Michael

Report Date : 21 Apr 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An optical glass fiber polishing apparatus and method utilizing a slurry comprised of water, CeO, glycerin and where needed, a base such as NaOh, to realize transmission loss in the fiber as it is polished towards the fiber core. The intensity of light introduced at one end of the fiber is measured at the opposite end, continuously and without interruption of the polishing, to determine polishing progress through the cladding towards the core.

Descriptors :   *GLASS FIBERS, *OPTICAL GLASS, *POLISHING, *PATENTS, CLADDING, CORES, FIBERS, GLASS, INTENSITY, INTERRUPTION, LIGHT, SLURRIES, TRANSMISSION LOSS, WATER

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Refractory Fibers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE