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Current Practices In Glass Optical Waveguide Fabrication
Author(s): Eric N. Randall
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Paper Abstract

Several methods of fabricating optical waveguides which are currently being studied will be described. This will include a discussion of the doped deposited silica techniques being used in the preparation of commercially available low-loss fibers, and other techniques presently being developed, such as double crucible melting techniques, plastic-clad glass fibers, and rod-in-tube techniques. The impact of the fabrication technique on such fiber performance parameters as peak refractive index difference, index gradients, dispersion, attenuation and durability will be explored. The economics of the various process will be superficially examined in terms of raw materials costs and availability, as well as their purity requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1975
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0063, Guided Optical Communications, (6 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954466
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Eric N. Randall, Corning Glass Works (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0063:
Guided Optical Communications
Frank L. Thiel, Editor(s)

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