DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURES FOR HERMETIC COATING OF OPTICAL FIBER USING ION DEPOSITION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$284,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
243
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Spectran Corp.
P.o. Box 650, Hall Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
JOHN M. STEVENS
(617) 347-2261
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
HERMETIC PROTECTION OF OPTICAL FIBER IS REQUIRED FOR MANY COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS DUE TO THE DEGRADING EFFECTS OF MOISTURE ON THE LONG TERM STRENGTH OF GLASS. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO EVALUATE VARIOUS MATERIALS FOR PLASMA DEPOSITION AS AN EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUE FOR HERMETICPROTECTION OF OPTICAL FIBER. COATINGS MATERIALS CONSIDERED FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION ARE CLASSIFIED AS DIELECTRICS AND METALLICS. SPECIFIC MATERIALS SELECTED FROM THESE CATEGORIES WILL BE DEPOSITED ON FIBER AS DRAWN FROM CONVENTIONAL RESISTANCE FURNACE. THE COATING ASSEMBLY CONSISTS OF DIFFERENT COATINGS OF VARIOUS MATERIALS. THE FURNACE IS VACUUM INTERFACED TO THE COATING MODULE PROVIDINGPROTECTION FROM ATMOSPHERE EXPOSURE PRIOR TO COATING DEPOSITION.

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