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Theoretical and experimental investigation of optical fiber coatings removal by laser irradiation
Author(s): Ciming Zhou; Xinglin Tong; Desheng Jiang; Renxiang Peng
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical and experimental synergic analysis of the removal of optical fiber coating has been presented. The theory of thermodynamical interfacial energy of the droplet has been introduced to analyze the process of coating removal. The theoretical results show that the liquid phase coating will splash around and will be removed because of the interaction of the vaporizing pressure and the cohesive force together. Successful experiments of coating removal have been achieved using both pulsed excimer and CO2 lasers. The experimental results are in agreement with theoretical results.

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Date Published: 19 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5965, Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology II, 59651Q (19 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624750
Show Author Affiliations
Ciming Zhou, Wuhan Univ. of Technology (China)
Xinglin Tong, Wuhan Univ. of Technology (China)
Desheng Jiang, Wuhan Univ. of Technology (China)
Renxiang Peng, Wuhan Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5965:
Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology II
Angela Duparré; Roland Geyl; Lingli Wang, Editor(s)

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