Process Developments And Applications Around The Powder In Tube Technique

Schuster, K.; IPHT- Institut Für Photonische Technologien E.V., Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07702 Jena Germany, Leparmentier, S.; Xlim – Groupe “Fibres Optiques”, 123, Avenue Albert THOMAS 87060 Limoges Cedex, Litzkendorf, D.; IPHT- Institut Für Photonische Technologien E.V., Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07702 Jena Germany, Auguste, J.-L.; Xlim – Groupe “Fibres Optiques”, 123, Avenue Albert THOMAS 87060 Limoges Cedex, Humbert, G.; Xlim – Groupe “Fibres Optiques”, 123, Avenue Albert THOMAS 87060 Limoges Cedex, Delaizir, G.; SPCTS – 12, Rue Atlantis 87068 Limoges Cedex, Blondy, J.-M.; Xlim – Groupe “Fibres Optiques”, 123, Avenue Albert THOMAS 87060 Limoges Cedex, Martin, P.-O.; Xlim – Groupe “Fibres Optiques”, 123, Avenue Albert THOMAS 87060 Limoges Cedex & Grimm, S.; IPHT- Institut Für Photonische Technologien E.V., Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07702 Jena Germany
The purpose of this presentation is to give an overview of techniques available to produce original optical fibers and application dedicated. Some alternative fabrication solutions to the well-know stack and draw technique will be developed, following by the interest to join the stack and draw technique to other ones like Repusil® Technique, Rod in Tube and finally the Powder in Tube methods, first described by the Bell Lab in the seventies and up to date...