Fiber manufacturing process has been an integral part of the optical fiber communications. The optical fiber manufacturing processes involve high precision quality control and large volume production. However, the conventional fiber drawing manufacturing technologies are not flexible and highly specialized. This prevents innovative ideas such as flexible fiber manufacturing and small scale prototypes. A desktop fiber manufacturing kit was designed and tested. The experimental results indicate that diameter can be controlled within 0.02mm with standard deviation of 0.120mm when target diameter was set to be 0.5mm. Proportional control can be used to adjust fiber diameters.
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Design and Fabrication of Desktop Fiber Manufacturing Kit for Education
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Kim, DD, & Anthony, B. "Design and Fabrication of Desktop Fiber Manufacturing Kit for Education." Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Volume 3: Vibration in Mechanical Systems; Modeling and Validation; Dynamic Systems and Control Education; Vibrations and Control of Systems; Modeling and Estimation for Vehicle Safety and Integrity; Modeling and Control of IC Engines and Aftertreatment Systems; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Their Applications; Dynamics and Control of Renewable Energy Systems; Energy Harvesting; Control of Smart Buildings and Microgrids; Energy Systems. Tysons, Virginia, USA. October 11–13, 2017. V003T31A005. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2017-5226
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