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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1924–

Modeling the Fabrication of Hollow Fibers: Capillary Drawing

Alistair D. Fitt, Kentaro Furusawa, Tanya M. Monro, and Colin P. Please

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 1924- (2001)

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A method for modeling the fabrication of small-scale hollow glass capillaries is developed. The model is based on an asymptotic analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations, which yields a simple closed-form solution for this problem. We demonstrate the validity of this approach using experimental data and use it to make predictions for a range of regimes of interest for the development of microstructured optical fiber technology.


Alistair D. Fitt, Kentaro Furusawa, Tanya M. Monro, and Colin P. Please, "Modeling the Fabrication of Hollow Fibers: Capillary Drawing," J. Lightwave Technol. 19, 1924- (2001)

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