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QUESTION:

Can deposition temperature cause absorption in final fiber measurements?

 

ANSWER:

Low deposition temperature reduces OH diffusion to the core from the tube and burner, and prevents tube shrinkage.  The lack of diameter control causes tube wall thickening. With a thicker tube wall, more burner heat must be applied to maintain consistent deposition temperature. The deposition tube and the burner are sources of water, which can diffuse through glass layers toward the core.

Keeping your deposition temperature as low as possible prevents tube shrinkage AND prevents water from moving toward the core, which will cause absorptions in the final fiber measurements.  We cover more in our blog, Critical Design Goals to Manufacture Optical Fiber Preforms: https://focenter.com/critical-design-goals-to-manufacture-optical-fiber-preforms/

 

 

  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team October 12, 2017

 

 

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