Preform Fabrication at Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics, University of Southampton


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We have 2 modified chemical vapour deposition (MCVD) lathes, a glassworking lathe, and dedicated chemical preparation areas for glass doping, etching and machining. We have developed many techniques for doping and fabricating speciality preforms and have developed bespoke equipment such as gas phase deposition for making active doped fibres and in-situ doping. We also have an outside vapour deposition (OVD) system capable of fabricating the next generation of silica based fibres.

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

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