Fibre fabrication at Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics, University of Southampton


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We have a 6 metre high dual-sided fibre drawing tower which is suitable for a range of silica-based optical fibres. Preforms up to 60 mm in diameter can be drawn into fibre utilising a unique furnace design. The drawing tower is also designed to accommodate the fabrication and coating of large diameter fibres, up to 1 mm in diameter, as well as ribbon geometries, and forms part of our research into high power (kW) fibre lasers.

Hosted by: Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics, University of Southampton.

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