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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 24, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1985
  • pp: 2309–2312

Prediction of optical fiber coating thickness

A. Panoliaskos, W. L. H. Hallett, and I. Garis  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 15, pp. 2309-2312 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.24.002309


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Abstract

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.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 1985
Published: August 1, 1985

Citation
A. Panoliaskos, W. L. H. Hallett, and I. Garis, "Prediction of optical fiber coating thickness," Appl. Opt. 24, 2309-2312 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-24-15-2309


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