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Photonics Buyers' Guide / Nonsilica Glass Fiber Optic Fibers
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  • hard-clad silica (HCS) fiber A type of optical fiber in which a silica core is surrounded by a hard polymer or similar material much stronger than the customary cladding material.
  • cladding glass In fiber optics, the glass that is found around the glass core of the fiber, and that has a lower refractive index than the fiber.
  • 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...
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