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50Um Diameter Pure Silica Core/55Um Diameter Hard-Clad Optical Fiber
Author(s): James P. Clarkin; B. J. Skutnik; G. A. Drenzek
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Paper Abstract

An optical fiber with a 50um diameter pure silica core and a 55um diameter hard polymeric cladding has been developed and characterized. Optical and mechanical properties are excellent for a fiber of such small diameter. Characteristic dynamic strengths of 523 kpsi are observed with attenuation <50 dB/km at 820nm. The fiber is designed with a small core diameter and high core-to-clad ratio, primarily for use with high resolution and high efficiency optical fiber bundles. The fiber dimensions allow a packing fraction of 0.75 and a maximum core offset of l.5um. The optical and mechanical measurement results are described with a brief description of potential application advantages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0988, Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959748
Show Author Affiliations
James P. Clarkin, Ensign-Bickford Optics Company (United States)
B. J. Skutnik, Ensign-Bickford Optics Company (United States)
G. A. Drenzek, Ensign-Bickford Optics Company (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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