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Title: Method for the continuous processing of hermetic fiber optic components and the resultant fiber optic-to-metal components

Hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components and method for making hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components by assembling and fixturing elements comprising a metal shell, a glass preform, and a metal-coated fiber optic into desired relative positions and then sealing said fixtured elements preferably using a continuous heating process is disclosed. The resultant hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components exhibit high hermeticity and durability despite the large differences in thermal coefficients of expansion among the various elements. 3 figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7164553
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-132386
Patent Number(s):
US 5337387; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-067919
Contract Number:
AC04-88DP43495
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 27 May 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; OPTICAL FIBERS; FABRICATION; COATINGS; FIBER OPTICS; GLASS; METALS; THERMAL EXPANSION; ELEMENTS; EXPANSION; FIBERS; 420000* - Engineering