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Ultra- Low Loss Optical Fibers: An Overview
Author(s): G. H. Sigel; D. C. Tran
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Paper Abstract

A brief summary is provided which outlines recent progress towards the development of infrared transparent fiber optic waveguides with intrinsic optical losses potentially in the 0.01 to 0.001 dB/km range. Among the topics discussed are the selection of candidate materials, problems arising from extrinsic absorp-tion and crystallization in these materials, the approaches to preform and fiber fabrication, and the relevant optical, mechanical and chemical properties of these glasses. An extensive bibliography on the subject is provided for those desire more details on this topic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0484, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III, (16 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943135
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G. H. Sigel, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
D. C. Tran, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0484:
Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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