A simple, esy-to-use and physically meaningful analytical model is developed for the evaluation of the critical (Euler) force for a dual-coated fiber-optic connector. The obtained results can be used in the analysis and physical (mechanical) design of connectors of the type in question. The general concepts are illustrated by a practical numerical example.
E. Suhir and S. Yi, "Elastic stability of a dual-coated fiber-optic connector," Proc. SPIE 10100, Optical Components and Materials XIV, 101001K (Presented at SPIE OPTO: February 02, 2017; Published: 16 February 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2246969.
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