Accession Number:

ADA139653

Title:

High Strength Hermetically Coated Optical Fibers.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jan 80-31 Mar 81,

Corporate Author:

HEWLETT-PACKARD CO PALO ALTO CALIF SOLID STATE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

Static fatigue resistance of optical fibers has been achieved through passivation of the fiber surface by a novel CVDChemical Vapor Deposition silicon oxynitirde coating which is deposited on-line during fiber pulling. Static fatigue susceptibility less than one-sixth that of conventional fiber has been achieved. In addition, high proof stress yields have been achieved at 2.1 GPa 300,000 psi. In tests of the most recent 21,150 m of MCVDModified Chemical Vapor Deposition fiber proof tested at 2.1 GPa, nine pieces longer than 900 m passed the test.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE