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Preparation of coherent IR chalcogenide glass fiber bundles
Author(s): Albert Ray Hilton Sr.; James McCord; Thomas J. Loretz
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Paper Abstract

Amorphous Materials has developed a unique method for preparing optical fibers from chalcogenide glasses. Fiber is drawn through a hole in the bottom of a heated, pressurized chamber containing a cylinder of a chalcogenide core glass. The fiber is passed through two heated split dies which apply a cladding glass and a plastic coating continuously. The fiber is pulled using a one meter drum equipped with accurate speed and pitch control. The method is ideally suited for the formation of IR glass ribbons which can be stacked upon one another to form coherent fiber bundles. Results of our first efforts are reported in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2131, Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180711
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Albert Ray Hilton Sr., Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
James McCord, Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
Thomas J. Loretz, Computer Engineering Services (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2131:
Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir; Fred P. Milanovich, Editor(s)

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