Accession Number:

ADD018725

Title:

Low Phonon Energy Glass and Fiber Doped with a Rare Earth

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 29 Aug 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Disclosed herein is a low phonon energy glass and a fiber made therefrom. The glass includes the following components given in mol percent X-germanium 0.1-30 arsenic 0-40 gallium 0.01-20 and Y 40-85, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of germanium and mixtures of germanium and up to 50 of sulfur wherein Y is selected from the group consisting of selenium indium and mixtures thereof and the glass also contains 0.001-2 weight percent of a rare earth, based on the weight of said components. The fiber has a minimum loss of less than 5 dBm.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE