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  • chemical vapor deposition (CVD) A process of applying dopants to a glass bait by flame reactions of gaseous compounds. See also outside vapor-phase oxidation; inside vapor-phase oxidation. 
  • inside vapor-phase oxidation (IVPO) A method that produces low-loss optical fibers. A glass tube rotates while reactants pass through the tube and heat is externally applied by a burner that traverses the tube. The oxidizable vapors in the tube are converted to soot particles that...
  • outside vapor-phase oxidation (OVPO) A process for the production of optical fibers. A glass bait is rotated in a traversing flame of a reaction burner. Reactants passed through the flame react with oxygen at the high temperatures to form fine soot particles that adhere to the glass...
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