Based on a pilot development series it is shown that careful prevention of OH- contamination in all PCVD process steps enables industrial production of SM fibres with a 1383 nm loss reaching below 0.30 dB/km.
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P. Matthijsse, D. R. Simons, Z. Shuqiang, L. Jie, J. Vydra, and H. Fabian, "Towards the lower limits of 1383 nm loss in PCVD enabled single mode fibre production," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuB5.
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