IR Optical Wave Guide
Final rept. Feb 1973-May 1976
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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Techniques are described by which AS2Se3 glass fibers were drawn and characterized. The fibers were designed to transmit a single or at most a few optical modes of 10.6 micrometers radiation. The fibers were characterized optically and physically. Optical characterization included measurement of optical absorption coefficient. The drawing process was found well controlled and functioned according to glass drawing theory. The optical absorption coefficient was adversely effected by the materials handling procedures which were utilized however, it was demonstrated that low loss fibers can be drawn by this process. Further work is required to identify the nature of the dominant absorption coefficient and its origin in the fiber drawing process.
- Refractory Fibers