Accession Number : ADA179454
Title : Novel Fiber Preforms: Rare Earth Doping.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 31 Aug 85-31 Oct 86,
Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Morse,T F
Report Date : 31 Mar 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : Optical fibers doped with rare earth elements have potential application as passive fiber devices through their ability to rotate the plane of polarization in the presence of a magnetic field. Such devices have use not only as sensors of electric and magnetic fields but also as fiber lasers for a host of applications. The Laboratory for Lightwave Technology, in conjunction with the Dept. of Chemistry, has engaged in a program of the study of rare earth elements in fibers, and in bulk glasses as well. Some of the first rare earth glasses made with the sol-gel technique come from this research.
Descriptors : *FIBER OPTICS , *GLASS , *DOPING , *RARE EARTH ELEMENTS , FIBERS , MAGNETIC FIELDS , POLARIZATION , DETECTORS , ELECTROOPTICS , PASSIVE SYSTEMS , LASERS , BULK MATERIALS , CHEMISTRY , ELECTRIC POWER , LABORATORIES , RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS , SILICA GLASS
Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE