Chapter 50. Process for Silica Fiber-to-Glass Sealing Using a CO2 Laser

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Lauri J. Devore and
  2. Jonathan Mohler

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch50

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Devore, L. J. and Mohler, J. (1989) Process for Silica Fiber-to-Glass Sealing Using a CO2 Laser, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch50

Author Information

  1. EG&G Mound Applied Technologies Miamisburg, OH

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374870

Online ISBN: 9780470310588

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Keywords:

  • ceramics coatings;
  • carboneous materiub;
  • oxidation resistance;
  • refractory ceramics;
  • thermal cycling

Summary

Many difficulties are encountered when attempting to hermetically seal fiber-optics into ceramics without organic epoxies or glues. Chief among these are temperature limitations due to the protective plastic sheatings surrounding the silicon fiber. A method of localized heating and sealing using a low power CO2 laser was developed. Apparatus, sealing process, and the resultant seals will be discussed.