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The PCVD Process For Large Scale Production Of Telecommunication Fibres
Author(s): Pieter Matthijsse
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Paper Abstract

In this paper an overview is given of the PCVD process as applied for the large scale production of optical fibres for telecommunication. The specific merits and potentials of the process, such as the profile-independent high deposition rate and excellent controllability are described. The current state of the art of the process, as it is used in the Eindhoven production unit, is a deposition rate of 1 g/min., a preform size of 28 km and a drawing speed of 4 m/s. Fibre characteristics are well within the requirements imposed by the telecommunication market. The PCVD process has also proven to be suited for the production of dispersion optimized single mode fibres and high NA graded index fibres for short distance applications. For both fibre types the high refractive index differences obtained with fluorine doping are exploited. Depending upon market demands all fibre types can be manufactured at the same productivity. Some trends are given towards further increase of productivity and reduction of fibre costs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0584, Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards, (15 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950950
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Pieter Matthijsse, Philips Glass Division (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0584:
Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards
Remy Bouillie, Editor(s)

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