High speed coating of optical fibers with UV curable materials at a rate of greater than 5 m/sec.

@article{Paek1981HighSC,
  title={High speed coating of optical fibers with UV curable materials at a rate of greater than 5 m/sec.},
  author={Un Chul Paek and Christina Schroeder},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1981},
  volume={20 23},
  pages={4028-34}
}
A newly designed 7.3-m high tower is reported that is equipped with a 10-kW curing system capable of coating a fiber with 50-microm thickness of UV curable resin at a speed in excess of 5 m/sec. Performance of fibers coated at two different speeds (V(f) = 1.5 and 5 m/sec) were evaluated. It was found that there were no noticeable differences in the measured values of mechanical and optical properties such as strength, coating thickness, transmission loss, bandwidth.