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17 February 1987 The Significance Of Glass Transition Temperature On Epdxy Resins For Fiber Optic Applications
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Proceedings Volume 0703, Integration and Packaging of Optoelectronic Devices; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965191
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Abstract
Since the development of fiber optics, epoxy resins have been used exclusively for bonding and potting optical fibers into a myriad of connectors and cast geometries. Along with describing some of these fiber optic epoxy applications, this paper will illustrate one of the outstanding characteristics of this family of bonding agents, the glass transition temperature. This thermodynamic and thermomechanical characteristic of epoxy resins is defined as the midpoint of the temperature region wherein the properties of epoxy resins change from those of a glassy state to those of a rubbery state. Furthermore, this paper will eliminate some of the mystique surrounding Tg, as the glass transition temperature is usually abbreviated, as well as highlight how the Tg is a useful engineering tool for selecting epoxy resin systems for optical fiber bonding.
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Thomas W. Tamulevich "The Significance Of Glass Transition Temperature On Epdxy Resins For Fiber Optic Applications", Proc. SPIE 0703, Integration and Packaging of Optoelectronic Devices, (17 February 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965191
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