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New fiber optic faceplate glass systems development
Author(s): Lee M. Cook; Susan M. Patterson; Gerald Fine
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Paper Abstract

Development of glasses for production of high numerical aperture (N.A.) fiber optic faceplates (FOFPs) has historically concentrated on achieving desired refractive indices at the expense of other physical properties. Consequently, the viscosity and stability of currently produced FOFP glasses makes production of high quality faceplates difficult and expensive. In response, a joint program was undertaken to develop a new high N.A. FOFP glass system with physical properties specifically tailored for optimized FOFP production. This program has yielded a new, highly stable, glass system which has been demonstrated to produce high n.a. FOFPs with higher intrinsic transmission than existing materials. In this paper we review the design process, glass system properties, and properties and performance of FOFPs from pilot scale production runs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19477
Show Author Affiliations
Lee M. Cook, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Susan M. Patterson, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Gerald Fine, Corning, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1243:
Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers
Illes P. Csorba, Editor(s)

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