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Fiber Optics pp 77-103 | Cite as

An Overview of Optical Waveguide Coatings

  • R. A. Miller

Abstract

Coating optical waveguide fibers as they are drawn has been found to be an effective means of preserving waveguide strength. Coatings can also be a significant factor in the reduction of microbending losses. Functional, material, and applicator requirements are limiting factors in the coating process. These requirements and the current state of coating technology are presented. Coating performance, problem areas, and the direction of future work are also discussed.

Keywords

Optical Waveguide Coating Solution Buffer Coating Normal Stress Coefficient Corning Glass Work 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Corning Glass WorksCorningUSA

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