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28 September 1999 Reliability of fiber optic connectors and splices
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The understanding of fiber optic connector and splice reliability has progressed in several areas in recent years. Material properties, failure mechanisms, environmental conditions and design parameters critical to performance are generally well known and are being addressed in the technical literature and in standards. Still lacking however, are reliability models for measuring and predicting failure rates. Acceptance tests are frequently used to approve a product for service, but there are no standard life-stress models for predicting failure rates over time. This and related problems are under study by several industry organizations. These topics are addressed in this review.
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Bruce G. LeFevre and Stephen C. Mettler "Reliability of fiber optic connectors and splices", Proc. SPIE 10295, Reliability of Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Systems: A Critical Review, 1029506 (28 September 1999);


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