Accession Number:

AD0261719

Title:

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INFRARED FIBER OPTICS

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OPTICS TECHNOLOGY INC BELMONT CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The 3 phases of research briefly enumerated are 1 theoretical and experimental work on the waveguide properties of fibers, 2 experimental work on the deposition and characteristics of infrared detectors, and 3 experimental work on the drawing and testing of fibers. Theoretical and experimental results demonstrate the improvements in transmission efficiency to be gained when using small fibers. Surface wave conduction is shown to enhance the transmission of very small fibers whose core material has a higher absorption coefficient than that of its coating. The problems of detectors and detector deposition onto fiber ends are discussed, and working conclusions are reached based upon a literature survey and experiments on large-scale models. A materials survey, still in progress, has revealed both sources and materials for use in infrared fiber optics. Experiments with arsenic trisulfide are outlined and results, where available, are presented. Future research is briefly outlined. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE