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TECHNICAL NOTES

Feasibility of High Speed Furnace Drawing of Optical Fibers

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Xu Cheng, Yogesh Jaluria

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854

J. Heat Transfer 126(5), 852-857 (Nov 16, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1795246 History: Received March 04, 2004; Revised June 10, 2004; Online November 16, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Sketch of the furnace in a typical optical fiber manufacturing system
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Results obtained from a feasibility study of the fiber drawing process, in terms of “isotension” contours for the feasible range of fiber drawing
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A parabolic temperature profile specified at the furnace wall
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Feasible domain for a parabolic furnace temperature distribution in terms of (a) the draw speed and the furnace length at a draw temperature of 2500 K, and (b) the draw temperature and the furnace length at a draw speed of 15 m/s
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Comparison of feasible domains at (a) draw speed of 5 m/s, and (b) draw speed of 15 m/s
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Neck-down profile corrections for infeasible fiber drawing circumstances at a draw speed of 15 m/s and a furnace temperature of (a) 2200 K, and (b) 2300 K
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Neck-down profile corrections at a draw speed of 15 m/s for (a) infeasible fiber drawing circumstance at a furnace temperature of 2400 K, and (b) a feasible fiber drawing circumstance at a furnace temperature of 2600 K

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