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


Abdul Rashid, Hairul Azhar and Mat Sharif, K. A. and Zulkifli, M. I. and Omar, N. Y. M. and Muhammas Yassin, S. Z. (2020) Fabrication of Alumina-Doped Optical Fiber Preforms by an MCVD-Metal Chelate Doping Method. Applied Sciences, 10 (20). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2076-3417

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This paper reports on the fabrication of alumina-doped preforms using a modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD)-vapor phase chelate delivery system with Al(acac)3 as the precursor. The objectives of this 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, the Al(acac)3 sublimator temperature (TAl °C) and the deposition direction (i.e., downstream and upstream). Other parameters such as the oxygen flow and deposition temperature are fixed. The results show that high uniformity of the 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 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alumina
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP785-869 Clay industries. Ceramics. Glass
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 01:45
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 01:45
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/8405


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