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ALPD (Axial Lateral Plasma Deposition): A New Process For The Production Of High Quality Optical Fibers
Author(s): Didier Boucher; Bernard Wurier; Pierre Aldebert; Victor Neuman; Pierre Ripoche
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Paper Abstract

A quasi-continuous process for production of large core low-loss step index all-silica fibers has been developed by combining axial plasma deposition and lateral plasma deposition. Named A.L.P.D. (Axial Lateral Plasma Deposition) this process allows industrial production of 2 db/km fibers (0,85 micron) which is almost equivalent to loss limit of silica fibers estimated from the characteristics of intrinsic infrared absorption and Rayleigh Scattering losses. Furthermore thanks to pure fused silica core these fibers show an excellent radiation hardness and high power throughput capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934399
Show Author Affiliations
Didier Boucher, Fibres Optiques Industries (France)
Bernard Wurier, Fibres Optiques Industries (France)
Pierre Aldebert, Fibres Optiques Industries (France)
Victor Neuman, Fibres Optiques Industries (France)
Pierre Ripoche, Fibres Optiques Industries (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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