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QUESTION:

Will properly cleaning the tube and extension tube in the quartz tube cleaning process increase fiber strength during deposition? 

 

ANSWER:

Properly cleaning deposition tube assemblies (the tube and extension tube fused together) to remove contaminants from the internal and external surface WILL increase fiber strength and prevent bubble formation during deposition. 

Update: We cover the quartz tube-cleaning process in the Preparing to Manufacture an Optical Fiber Preform blog.

 

  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team December 15, 2017

 

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