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Efficient method to produce fibers with outer diameter varying along the length
Author(s): Vladimir A. Bogatyrjov; Alexej Alexander Sysoliatin
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Paper Abstract

A digital control system to draw fibers varying along the length from standard preform had been developed. It is possible to obtain bers with a necessary length dependence on the diameter with high accuracy. During the drawing process information about the current diameter is processed by digital control unit and compared with a calculated value. A control signal produced by the computer is passed to the drawing unit. Ada (ANSI-MIL-STD-1815A) has been choosen as programming language to develop the control system software. In particular the single mode bers with chromatic dispersion decreasing along the length (DDF) had been fabricated. Such bers are an attractive medium for optical signal processing and advanced communication systems. The DDF length may be in the range from several meters to several kilometers. The diameter deviation from the pre-arranged value is less than 0.2%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4204, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology II, (1 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417419
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir A. Bogatyrjov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexej Alexander Sysoliatin, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4204:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology II
Brian Culshaw; Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw; James A. Harrington; Michael A. Marcus; Mohammed Saad, Editor(s)

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