Accession Number:

ADA025660

Title:

Research and Development in Glass Technology Related to Fiber Optic Waveguides.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C VITREOUS STATE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-26

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

It was the purpose of this effort to use certain basic research results which indicated that it was possible to produce from phase separated glasses optical waveguide fibers with attenuations below 20 dBKm and numerical apertures greater than available by chemical vapor deposition methods. Before the specific NELC applications for this fiber could be realized in commercial production, certain process engineering steps had to be solved. These production problems and the effort on each are discussed in the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE