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Fabrication of a 10-m-length IR imaging bundle from arsenic trisulfide glass fibers
Author(s): Albert Ray Hilton; James McCord; Glen Whaley; Thomas J. Loretz; Paul Modlin
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Paper Abstract

Amorphous Materials (AMI) has been engaged for several years in developing a process suitable for forming coherent imaging bundles from small diameter chalcogenide glass fibers. Currently, in a SBIR II program funded by the Navy Air Warfare Center at Patuxent River, Md., efforts are directed towards forming a bundle 10 meters in length from arsenic trisulfide glass fibers using the stacked ribbon method. A drum 10 meters in circumference was constructed on which to wind the ribbons. The fiber core diameter goal is 50 micrometer. The bundle will be 7 mm square with an active fiber area greater than 50% and an overall transmission goal of 50%. Anti-reflection coatings on both ends are provided using the AMI coating facility. A unique method of forming imaging bundles will be discussed. Images formed during evaluation will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3596, Specialty Fiber Optics for Medical Applications, (21 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.346728
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Albert Ray Hilton, Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
James McCord, Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
Glen Whaley, Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
Thomas J. Loretz, Computer Engineering Services (United States)
Paul Modlin, Advantek Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3596:
Specialty Fiber Optics for Medical Applications
Abraham Katzir; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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