1 January 1987 Environmental Testing Of Fused Fiber Couplers
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Proceedings Volume 0842, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968186
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Fiber Optics and Integrated Optoelectronics, 1987, Cambridge, MA, United States
The longterm reliability of fused fiber optic couplers is becoming an increasingly critical issue as the number of fiber optic systems being installed continues to rise. Components used in such systems are expected to meet their performance specifications over time periods measured in years. Maintaining such periods of stable and lasting environmental performance requires that particularly strong attention be paid to the component failure modes. In the case of fused fiber couplers, the specific steps of the manufacturing process and the design of the component package can interact in complex ways to influence environmental sensitivity and instigate performance failures.
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Lynda M. Johnson, Kevin L. Sweeney, Kevin M . Schmidt, Jeff D. Muhs, Sara H. Lee, Simon C. Cowley, Paul M. Kopera, Robert L. Holman, "Environmental Testing Of Fused Fiber Couplers", Proc. SPIE 0842, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.968186; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968186


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