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Synthetic Fiber Optics
Author(s): Paul Fyfe
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optics devices have assumed many forms such as flexible bundles, fused plates and geometry converters. The materials used include glasses, plastics and, in nature, needle-like crystals of boron and other materials. In all cases, the basic fiber consists of a transparent core in contact with a material whose index of refraction is different, usually lower, than that of the core.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1968
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0014, Fiber Optics I, (1 October 1968); doi: 10.1117/12.965334
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Paul Fyfe, United Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0014:
Fiber Optics I

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