Non-contact Technique of Optical Fiber Coating Removal with Hot Air Stream

Hyun-Soo PARK  Seihyoung LEE  Un-Chul PAEK  Youngjoo CHUNG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.1   pp.206-209
Publication Date: 2002/01/01
Online ISSN: 
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Optical Fiber
non-contact,  coating,  hot air stream,  optical fiber,  fiber strength,  

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We will discuss a novel non-contact removal technique of optical fiber coating in continuous and uninterrupted manner with hot air stream. We observed little degradation of the tensile strength of the optical fiber after removing the protective polymer coating and the mean breaking tensile strength of the stripped optical fiber using non-contact removal method was 5.1 GPa.