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Fiber Optics pp 137-142 | Cite as

High Strength CVD Fibers

  • M. S. Maklad
  • A. R. Asam
  • S. M. Oh

Abstract

Low loss, low dispersion and high strength CVD fibers were fabricated in 5 km length. The effects of substrate bulk and surface quality and drawing conditions on long length strength are discussed.

Keywords

Proof Test Modify Chemical Vapor Deposition Fuse Silica Fiber Optical Fiber Waveguide Grade Index Fiber 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Maklad
    • 1
  • A. R. Asam
    • 1
  • S. M. Oh
    • 1
  1. 1.ITT Electro-Optical Products DivisionRoanokeUSA

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