Laboratory of Optical Fibres

Optical fibre preparation:

MCVD (Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition)

MCVD (Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition)    Zařízení pro přípravu preforem

- for deposition of silica layers doped with germanium, phosphorus and boron
- an oxygen-hydrogen burner with an automatic temperature control for deposition and collapse
- the typical outer diameter of substrate tubes is 18 mm


Optical-fiber drawing

Tažicí věž na optická vlákna      Tažicí věž na optická vlákna          

- two 6.5 m drawing towers
- Special Gas Controls and Centorr graphite furnaces for drawing temperature range 1600-2200°C
- resistance furnace "Clasic" for drawing of "soft-glass fibers" at temperatures up to 1000°C
- optional UV or heat cured polymer coating of drawn fibers
- take-up machine (Heathway)


Dip-coating (ID Lab)


  - dipping/pulling speed range 0-300 mm/min
  - movement range 0-500 mm













RTA - zařízení pro zpracování vzorků rychlým ohřevem

  - Rapid Thermal Processing/Annealing (RTA) AccuThermo AW410












Thermal annealing

vysokoteplotní (1600°C) laboratorní pec Clasic

  - high-temperature (1600°C) laboratory furnace Clasic

  - tube furnaces for annealing temperatures up to 1000°C
















Fusion splicing

Svářečka optických vláken

  - Furukawa electric, model S178A
  - Applicable Fibers SM, MM, DSF, NZD, EDF, BIF/UBIF
  - Cladding Diameter 80-150 μm
  - Coating Diameter 100-1,000 μm
  - Splice Time 7 seconds (semi-auto mode),9 seconds (regular mode)





Other equipment:

  • preform analyzer Photon Kinetics A2600

analyzator preforem


  • OTDR



  • Fiber spectrophotometers Ocean Optics USB2000, NIR256 and SD 2000


  • Optical fiber sources

optické vláknové zdroje (výbojky, lasery, LED)


  • Optical fibers cutter FK11 – York

rezacka optickych vlaken


View of the building, where the laboratory is located:

Building - Laboratory of Optical Fibres

IPE carries out fundamental and applied research in the scientific fields of photonics, optoelectronics and electronics. In these fields, IPE generates new knowledge and develops new technologies.

Contact us

Data box: m54nucy

IČ: 67985882
DIČ: CZ67985882