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Prospects For The Emergence Of A Sol-Gel Waveguide Technology
Author(s): J. B. MacChesney
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews a worldwide effort to make fiber by sol-gel. Two routes: the all-gel and the hybrid are described. In the latter, a vapor-deposited core member is overclad with gel-silica subsequently to be drawn to fibers. Recently, bodies weighing more than 1 Kg have been cast, dried and consolidated. Taken together these reports suggest that sol-gel processing is approaching the threshold of commercialization.

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Date Published: 23 February 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0988, Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959746
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J. B. MacChesney, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0988:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications
Paul M. Kopera; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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