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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Automation for monitoring of the refractive index profile of vapor-phase-deposited soot preforms for optical fiber
Author: dos Santos, JS
Ono, E
Suzuki, CK
Abstract: The vapor-phase axial deposition process is currently one of the most advantageous methods to produce preforms for optical fibers, due to its high efficiency and reduced production cost. However, this method has great difficulty in determining the refractive index profile, since it is influenced by too many process parameters. In this work, an automation system to determine the refractive index profile by monitoring the preform deposition surface profile during the soot preform deposition stage is presented. Based on a previous study that showed a strong correlation between these two profiles, an automation system was developed in LABVIEW to monitor the deposition surface profile during the preform deposition stage in order to estimate the preform germanium doping profile and refractive index profile, as well as a theoretical study to develop this system in order to minimize the performance impairment. As a result, not only preforms with a predetermined index profile were produced but also a reduction in production cost was obtained by decreasing the number of preform rejects. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Inst Physics
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1063/1.2198790
Date Issue: 2006
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