Accession Number : ADP002581

Title :   Development of Short-Distance Optical Transmission Cord,


Personal Author(s) : Yuto,M. ; Hayashi,Y. ; Mukunashi,H. ; Iguchi,S.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Two types of optical fiber cords designed for short-distance optical transmission are described. One of them uses plastic fiber as its core material. Its thermal resistance, solvent resistance, and mechanical properties are improved by coating it with a special resin sheathing. The other type is an improved version of the plastic clad silica fiber, in which the protrusion of the core at the ends of the cord has been minimized by selecting the optimal cladding material. Either type is characterized by its large core diameter and high numerical aperture. The ease with which cord ends, including connector attachments can be treated affords them broad applicability as short-distance optical links. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Cordage, Plastics, Cladding, Numerical aperture

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE