Accession Number:

ADA179454

Title:

Novel Fiber Preforms: Rare Earth Doping.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 31 Aug 85-31 Oct 86,

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Optical fibers doped with rare earth elements have potential application as passive fiber devices through their ability to rotate the plane of polarization in the presence of a magnetic field. Such devices have use not only as sensors of electric and magnetic fields but also as fiber lasers for a host of applications. The Laboratory for Lightwave Technology, in conjunction with the Dept. of Chemistry, has engaged in a program of the study of rare earth elements in fibers, and in bulk glasses as well. Some of the first rare earth glasses made with the sol-gel technique come from this research.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE