Accession Number : ADD015545
Title : Method of Polishing Optical Fiber.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 3 Dec 91, patented 11 Aug 92,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Bramson, Michael
Report Date : 11 Aug 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 7
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 : *POLISHING, *PATENTS, *FIBER OPTICS, CLADDING, CORES, GLASS FIBERS, INTENSITY, INTERRUPTION, LIGHT, OPTICAL GLASS, SLURRIES, TRANSMISSION LOSS, WATER, CERIUM COMPOUNDS, SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE