LONG LENGTH FLUORIDE OPTICAL FIBER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4414
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Spectran Corp.
50 Hall Rd, Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter C Schultz
(617) 347-2261
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL IS ADDRESSING THE PROBLEMS OF DRAWING DEFECT-FREE LENGTHS OF FLUORIDE FIBER (> 500 M) WITH GOOD STRENGTH AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. SPECTRAN HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN BULK HMFG AND HAS RECENTLY ESTABLISHED A FIBER DRAW FACILITY FOR FLOURIDE FIBER. WE PROPOSE TO USE THE PREFORM TECHNIQUE APPROACH WITH INCREASED PREFORM AND INCREASED PREFORM LENGTH IN ORDER TO DRAW DECREASED FIBER LENGTHS. BY CAREFULLY CONTROLLING THE PREFORM CASTING TECHNIQUE, RAW MATERIALS, MOLD MATERIALS AND FIBER DRAW PARAMETERS, WE BELIEVE WE CAN ACHIEVE THE FIBER LENGTHS IN EXCESS OF 1 KM AND MORE.

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