Furnace chemical vapor deposition (FCVD) method for special optical fibers fabrication

A.A. Malinin, A.S. Zlenko, U.G. Akhmetshin, S.L. Semjonov

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The features of the Furnace Chemical Vapor Deposition (FCVD) method of manufacturing preforms for special optical fibers are considered. It is shown that misalignment of substrate silica tube and furnace hole axes has a negative effect on the quality of fabricated preforms, leading to angular and radial asymmetry of the refractive index profile. Ways of getting rid of this and other disadvantages of the FCVD method are described. Some advantages of the FCVD method over the MCVD method are shown. It was demonstrated that the FCVD method, despite some drawbacks, allows to manufacture high-quality fiber preforms with good symmetry of the refractive index profile, and thus it is promising for fabrication of dispersion, dispersion varying and active fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical components and materials VIII
EditorsMichel J.F. Digonnet, Shibin Jiang, John W. Glesener, J. Christopher Dries
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8471-0
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2011
EventOptical components and materials VIII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 25 Jan 201126 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceOptical components and materials VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

Bibliographical note

A.A. Malinin; A. S. Zlenko; U.G. Akhmetshin and S.L. Semjonov, "Furnace chemical vapor deposition (FCVD) method for special optical fibers fabrication", Optical Components and Materials VIII, eds. Michel J.F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang; John W. Glesener; J. Christopher Dries, Proc. SPIE 7934, 793418 (2011).

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  • dispersion
  • FCVD
  • fiber technology
  • MCVD
  • preform fabrication
  • RIP
  • special fiber
  • symmetry


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