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Plating Fiberoptic glass fibers


(2001)

Greetings fellow Tank Jockeys:

I would like to metallize for solder adhesion the final 8 mm of glass(Si02)fibres used in fiberoptic systems. I would like to do it without etching if at all possible. Any ideas?

Dave Kinghorn
Dave Kinghorn
Chemical Engineer
SUNNYvale, California



(2001)

Most metallizing of fiber optics is done by physical vapor deposition methods. Usually the fibers are cleaned with Isopropyl Alcohol [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] or Acetone [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] before putting them in the vacuum system but no etching is done.

John Davis
John Davis
- Berthoud, Colorado, USA



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