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Fiber Drawing Process: Characterization and Control

  • Raymond E. Jaeger

Abstract

It is interesting to note that although the art of drawing glass into filaments has been practiced for more than 2000 years, it is only during the last half century that various technological applications of glass fibers have been developed.1,2 Indeed, until recently there has been no comprehensive compilation of the technical and patent literature available to scientists and engineers working in the field.3 When viewed in this light, the advances made toward improvement and control of the process since the feasibility of optical communication via glass fibers was first reported,4 are even more striking.

Keywords

Fiber Diameter Fiber Length Diameter Variation Power Spectral Density Function Molten Zone 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond E. Jaeger
    • 1
  1. 1.Galileo Electro-Optics Corp.SturbridgeUSA

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