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  • 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)

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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)

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