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