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Spectrally Linearized Fiber Optics

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086920D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Culver, JV: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The spectral response of fiber-optic bundles is not linear over the visible spectrum 400-700 nm. The greatest attenuation or transmission occurs in the region below 500 nm and again in the region above 600 nm.

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Spectrally Linearized Fiber Optics

The spectral response of fiber-optic bundles is not linear over the visible spectrum 400-700 nm. The greatest attenuation or transmission occurs in the region below 500 nm and again in the region above 600 nm.

The principal determinants in fiber-optic bundle spectral characteristics are the core material used for the fibers and the cladding material with which the individual fibers are coated. Core materials and cladding composition can be selected which selectively emphasize certain portions of the spectrum. Stock fiber-optic bundles appear to be corrected to peak in the 500-600 nm region. Bundles can be fabricated with fibers and cladding selected in the proper proportion of red-favoring and blue-favoring materials which will linearize the overall response of the bundles.

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