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Optical fiber manufacture at AT&T Technologies, Inc. using the MCVD process
Author(s): Alan A. Klein
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Paper Abstract

Since 1972, AT&T has been examining the technology for the mass production of optical fiber. With the invention of the modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) process at AT&T Bell Laboratories' development began to define the manufacturing methodology to produce fiber with the highest quality at the lowest cost. By 1979, processes for fiber production had been developed and were then expanded to a full mass production facility at AT&T's Atlanta Works to manufacture connectorized lightguide cable. Since 1980, this facility has produced hundreds of thousands of kilometers of optical fibers using the MCVD process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0584, Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards, (15 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950949
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Alan A. Klein, AT&T Technologies, Inc. (United States)

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

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