FIBER OPTICS WITH HIGH ULTRAVIOLET TRANSMISSION.
Progress rept. no. 3, 1 Nov 66-31 Aug 67,
CHICAGO AERIAL INDUSTRIES INC BARRINGTON ILL
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During this period of time, the glass development program at Rutgers University continued and a total of 121 experimental melts were completed. The majority of these melts were concentrated on formulation variations of a lanthanum crown glass selected as the most promising candidate from six experimental melts initially evaluated. The best performance was achieved by melt number A67, exhibiting a 77 percent relative transmission at 370 millimicrons, an expansion factor of 92 over the range of 25 degrees C to 425 degrees C, and an index of refraction of 1.724. Three melts produced to this formulation by Bausch and Lomb were evaluated and used to produce single and multiple fibers. Variations of the lanthanum, tantalum, and borate compositions were evaluated during this period, as were high silicate content glasses.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics