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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. 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.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Centerville, OH)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869443
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5337387
Application Number:
08/067,919
Contract Number:
AC04-88DP43495
Research Org:
EG & G MOUND APPLIED TECH
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; continuous; processing; hermetic; fiber; optic; components; resultant; optic-to-metal; assembling; fixturing; elements; comprising; metal; shell; glass; preform; metal-coated; desired; relative; positions; sealing; fixtured; preferably; heating; process; exhibit; hermeticity; durability; despite; differences; thermal; coefficients; expansion; various; metal components; relative position; metal shell; hermetic fiber; continuous processing; metal component; fiber optic; continuous process; relative positions; thermal coefficient; various elements; optic-to-metal components; fiber optic-to-metal; glass preform; continuous heating; heating process; coated fiber; thermal coefficients; optic component; /385/156/