Chemistry Research of Optical Fibers.
Final rept. 23 Jun 80-1 Sep 82,
SACHS/FREEMAN ASSOCIATES INC BOWIE MD
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Advancements have been concerned with the preparation of fluoride glasses for ultra low loss fibers. Composition for cone and cladding glasses have been further enhanced to provide increased resistance to devitrification in synthesis and subsequent processing. Reproducible procedures for the preparation of pure fluoride of girconium, barium, lithium, aluminum, lanthanum, and lead were obtained. An optical fiber drawing laboratory for the silica based glass has been set up. Included is the design and fabrication of a draw tower. A laboratory has been established dedicated to the measurement and characterization of the optical properties of bulk and fiber samples of glass, especially the new infrared transmitting glass being developed at NRL.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
- Non-Radio Communications