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Fabrication of Alumina Doped Optical Fiber Preforms by MCVD-Metal Chelate Doping Method

Version 1 : Received: 28 August 2020 / Approved: 30 August 2020 / Online: 30 August 2020 (11:58:32 CEST)

How to cite: Sharif, K.M.; Omar, N.Y.; Zulkifli, M.; Yassin, S.M.; Abdul-Rashid, H. Fabrication of Alumina Doped Optical Fiber Preforms by MCVD-Metal Chelate Doping Method. Preprints 2020, 2020080666 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0666.v1). Sharif, K.M.; Omar, N.Y.; Zulkifli, M.; Yassin, S.M.; Abdul-Rashid, H. Fabrication of Alumina Doped Optical Fiber Preforms by MCVD-Metal Chelate Doping Method. Preprints 2020, 2020080666 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0666.v1).

Abstract

This paper reports on the fabrication of alumina doped preforms using MCVD-vapor phase chelate delivery system with Al(acac)3 as the precursor. The objectives of the work are to study the deposition process, the efficiency of the fabrication process, and the quality of the fabricated fiber preforms. Two parameters are studied, Al(acac)3 sublimator temperature (TAl°C) and deposition direction (i.e. downstream and upstream). Other parameters such as oxygen flow and deposition temperature are fixed. The results showed that a high uniformity of refractive index difference (%RSD < 2%) and core size (%RSD < 2.4%) was obtained along the preform length using downstream deposition while for the combined upstream and downstream deposition the uniformity was deteriorated. The process efficiency was found to be about 21% for TAl°C of 185°C and downstream deposition. From the EDX elemental analysis, the refractive index was found to increase by 0.0025 per mole percent of alumina.

Subject Areas

MCVD; chelate delivery system; Al(acac)3; alumina; vapor phase doping; EDX

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