Do you have any information on quartz tube-cleaning process best practices?
The tube-cleaning process is a critical part of your preparation. Companies like SG Controls offer tube-cleaning machines with programmable cycles. The first ingredient needed is a high-purity source of deionized water for rinse cycles. Typically, an 18-megohm purity level of deionized (DI) water will ensure there are no impactful impurities.
Update: We cover the quartz tube-cleaning process in the Preparing to Manufacture an Optical Fiber Preform blog including a quick reference checklist.
ADDITIONAL CONTENT & RESOURCES:
- Category Resource: FOC Fiber Design and Manufacturing Page
- Find More Information in this Blog: MCVD Tips: 14 ideas to enhance preform strength, yield, and reproducibility
Answered by AskFOC Technical Team November 3, 2017
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