Accession Number : ADD017720

Title :   Fiber Optic Microcable Produced with Fiber Reinforced Ultraviolet Light Cured Resin and Method for Manufacturing same.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Jun 94, patented 8 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dombrowski, James H ; Cowen, Steven J ; Kerr, William A , III

Report Date : 08 Aug 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The invention provides a fiber reinforced optical micro cable comprised of a buffered optical waveguide coated with a fiber reinforced protective sheath made of a fiber reinforced, ultraviolet light cured resin over which is formed an ultraviolet light cured resin overcoat. The protective sheath is manufactured by soaking reinforcing fibers in the UV curable resin, placing the wetted fibers around the buffered optical waveguide, feeding both the fibers and buffered optical waveguide through a die, and curing the resin with ultraviolet light. Then, an ultraviolet light cured resin is flow coated over the protective sheath and cured with ultraviolet light to complete the microcable.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *OPTICAL COATINGS, *PLASTICS, *ULTRAVIOLET OPTICAL MATERIALS, BUFFERS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, MANUFACTURING, POLYMERS, POLYMERIZATION, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, COATINGS, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, WETTING, POLYMERIC FILMS, BUCKLING, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, FIBER REINFORCEMENT

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Plastics
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE