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Thermal viscoelastic simulation model for tapering of laser-heated fused silica fiber
Author(s): David R. Fairbanks
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Paper Abstract

A computer simulation model represents the processes of heating a fused silica fiber and drawing it to form a taper. The model is a transient thermal and visco-elastic representation of an axial string of nodes that respond to laser heating and drawing in vacuum chucks. Preliminary sample simulation results are shown.

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Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135371
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David R. Fairbanks, Charles Stark Draper Lab., Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1580:
Fiber Optic Components and Reliability
Paul M. Kopera; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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