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Title: Aerogel-clad optical fiber

Abstract

An optical fiber is surrounded by an aerogel cladding. For a low density aerogel, the index of refraction of the aerogel is close to that of air, which provides a high numerical aperture to the optical fiber. Due to the high numerical aperture, the aerogel clad optical fiber has improved light collection efficiency.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Pleasanton, CA
  3. San Marino, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871216
Patent Number(s):
5684907
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
aerogel-clad; optical; fiber; surrounded; aerogel; cladding; density; index; refraction; close; air; provides; numerical; aperture; due; clad; improved; light; collection; efficiency; numerical aperture; optical fiber; collection efficiency; light collection; clad optical; improved light; density aerogel; /385/

Citation Formats

Sprehn, Gregory A, Hrubesh, Lawrence W, Poco, John F, and Sandler, Pamela H. Aerogel-clad optical fiber. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Sprehn, Gregory A, Hrubesh, Lawrence W, Poco, John F, & Sandler, Pamela H. Aerogel-clad optical fiber. United States.
Sprehn, Gregory A, Hrubesh, Lawrence W, Poco, John F, and Sandler, Pamela H. Wed . "Aerogel-clad optical fiber". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871216.
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abstractNote = {An optical fiber is surrounded by an aerogel cladding. For a low density aerogel, the index of refraction of the aerogel is close to that of air, which provides a high numerical aperture to the optical fiber. Due to the high numerical aperture, the aerogel clad optical fiber has improved light collection efficiency.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
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