LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED FIBER OPTICS.
Interim engineering rept. no. 2, 16 Sep-15 Dec 64,
OPTICS TECHNOLOGY INC BELMONT CALIF
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A description is given of the concentric crucible design developed for this contract. The results of several fiber draws are reported. The glasses used have been arsenicsulphur As-S, arsenic-selenium-tellurium As-Se-Te and germanium-arsenic-tellurium Ge-As-Te glasses. One As-Se-Te glass was shown to be adequate but shortcomings were found in the stability of the other glasses selected from the last two types. Several flexible bundles have been fabricated using As-S coated fibers and As-Se Te uncoated fibers. Techniques for fabricating short flexible bundles were investigated. During the third quarter, additional glass samples will be drawn and the resultant fibers and components evaluated. Author