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Drawing plastic optical fibers with 36-nozzle die head
Author(s): Yao-Ming Chang; Ya-min M. Hu; Yizhong Bi
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Paper Abstract

There are three know-hows in the drawing of plastic optical fibers with 36 nozzle die head: the design of 36 nozzle die head, the synchronous coating of 36 filaments and the 36 filament forming technology. The most difficult problem to be solved in the drawing of plastic optical fiber with 36 nozzle die head is the design of 36 nozzle die head. In other words, the die head has direct influence on the drawing process. The second important know-how is the techniques of synchronous coating of 36 filaments because the even extent of the cladding (coating), the state of the core-cladding intersurface and the thickness of the cladding have direct influence on the transmittance of the plastic optical fibers, too. Careful design of the drawing procedure is another important know-how in the manufacturing of plastic optical fibers. To use the 36 nozzle die head to manufacture plastic optical fibers, not only the efficiency of production can be highly increased and the cost can be largely decreased, but also the technology makes it much easier for us to produce plastic optical fiber's light guide and image guide directly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1338, Optoelectronic Devices and Applications, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22976
Show Author Affiliations
Yao-Ming Chang, Nanjing Fiberglass Research an (China)
Ya-min M. Hu, Nanjing Fiberglass Research an (China)
Yizhong Bi, Nanjing Fiberglass Research an (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1338:
Optoelectronic Devices and Applications
Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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