A simple analysis of the fluid dynamics of the optical fiber coating process is used to predict the resulting coating thickness as a function of draw velocity, coating cup pressure, and resin viscosity for a cylindrical coating die. The effects of surface tension forces and viscous heating are assessed. The analysis is compared to experimental data and found to give good predictions.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 21, 1985
Published: August 1, 1985
A. Panoliaskos, W. L. H. Hallett, and I. Garis, "Prediction of optical fiber coating thickness," Appl. Opt. 24, 2309-2312 (1985)