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Optical Engineering

Large modified chemical vapor deposition preform optimization
Author(s): Jouko A. Kurki; Kerkko Savijarvi; Lena Stormbom; Lauri Oksanen
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Paper Abstract

A preform process permitting 80-km drawable-fiber length has been developed. Important aspects of the preform deposition and collapsing are discussed. High-quality preforms have been manufactured with two types of synthetic tubes. For single-mode fibers having 9.0-μm mode-field diameter with slightly depressed-index cladding, the median attenuations on a production basis are better than 0.335 and 0.20 dB/km at 1310 and 1550-nm wavelengths, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(9) doi: 10.1117/12.208084
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Jouko A. Kurki, Nokia Cables Ltd. (Finland)
Kerkko Savijarvi, Nokia Cables Ltd. (Finland)
Lena Stormbom, Nokia Cables (Finland)
Lauri Oksanen, Nokia Cables (Finland)

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