Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-3-1998

Abstract

A new optical fiber and method of manufacturing the same developed for use with surgical laser systems. The fiber core utilizes an ultra-low expansion (ULE) material. The preferred ULE fiber consists of silicon dioxide core doped with titanium dioxide which is cladded and jacketed for chemical and abrasion resistance. The resulting fiber is stable against degradation due to thermal expansion.

Patent Number

US 5,829,445

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

US 08/458,883

Date Filed

6-2-1995

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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