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OPTICAL FIBER

Photonics Spectra
Apr 2005
Polymicro.jpgThe full-color, 2005 edition of The Book on the Technologies of Polymicro provides technical background and specifications on fiber optics and optical fiber, flexible fused silica capillary tubing, fiber optic and capillary assemblies, and fused silica microcomponents. Released by Polymicro Technologies LLC, the resource provides equations, optical information, polyimide and quartz/silica characteristics, a technical glossary, and an introduction to glass, quartz, synthetic fused silica and related materials. Highlighted is a new line of thick-walled capillary tubing designed to provide enhanced strength and performance in packed capillary liquid chromatography columns. Numerous charts and diagrams are included.


GLOSSARY
optical fiber
A thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in bundles to transmit light or images.  
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