Optically Active Material Cylinder Fibers.
Final rept. Feb 95-Feb 96,
SYRACUSE UNIV NY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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During this reporting period we have learned a great deal about the process of fabricating fibers with optically active material stripes or cylinders located between the core and cladding. We have learned that in order for the optically active material layer covering the core rod to deform smoothly during the fiber fabricating process it is necessary for the glass to be very viscous while the optically active material layer must be soft at the fiber drawing temperature. This requires that the process be performed at a temperature much lower than the nominal softening temperature of the glass. The components of the preform deform by a factor of about one hundred during the fiber fabricating process. This is a very fabrication friendly technology. A large number of different devices can potentially be fabricated by this technology. We would like other laboratories to take on some of this exceedingly promising work.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Fission Reactor Materials
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics