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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE