26 April 1989 Effect Of Common Chemicals On The Mechanical Properties Of Optical Fibers
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Polymer coated, silica-based optical fibers are being rapidly deployed for telecommunications. As the use of such fibers grows, they are likely to be exposed to a wide variety of chemicals, especially on customer premises. The effect of four such chemicals, household ammonia, bleach, gasoline, and pesticide, on the strength and static fatigue properties of glass fibers from four manufacturers is examined in this paper. It is found that ammonia and bleach significantly reduce the strength of silica fibers.
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H. H. Yuce, A. D. Hasse, P. L. Key, "Effect Of Common Chemicals On The Mechanical Properties Of Optical Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0992, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments II, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960047; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960047
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