Modeling the fabrication of hollow fibers: Capillary drawing

Alistair D. Fitt, Kentaro Furusawa, Tanya M. Monro, Colin P. Please

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A method for modeling the fabrication of small-scale hollow glass capillaries is developed. The model is based on an asymptotic analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations, which yields a simple closed-form solution for this problem. We demonstrate the validity of this approach using experimental data and use it to make predictions for a range of regimes of interest for the development of microstructured optical fiber technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1924-1931
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Mathematical modeling
  • Optical fiber
  • Optical fiber applications
  • Optical fiber fabrication
  • Optical fiber theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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