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23 February 1989 50Um Diameter Pure Silica Core/55Um Diameter Hard-Clad Optical Fiber
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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.
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James P. Clarkin, B. J. Skutnik, and G. A. Drenzek "50Um Diameter Pure Silica Core/55Um Diameter Hard-Clad Optical Fiber", Proc. SPIE 0988, Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications, (23 February 1989);


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