Accession Number : ADD018536

Title :   Fiber Optic Microcable Produced with Radiation Cured Composite

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Nov 93, patented 3 Jun 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cowen, Steven J ; Young, Christopher M ; Dombrowski, James H

Report Date : 03 Jun 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The invention provides a fiber reinforced optical microcable comprised of a buffered optical waveguide coated with a fiber reinforced protective sheath formed of an ultraviolet light cured resin. The microcable is manufactured by soaking reinforcing fibers in the UV curable resin, placing the wetted fibers around the buffered optical waveguide, squeezing the fibers and buffered optical waveguide through a die, and then curing the resin with ultraviolet light.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *PATENTS, BUFFERS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, POLYMERS, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, WETTING, CURING, PLASTICS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, INVENTIONS, FIBER REINFORCEMENT

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE