23 January 1990 Parametric Study Of Thermal Effects On Fiber Optic Arc Fusion Splicing
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Acknowledgement: The assistance and support of the MICOM Army Missile Command is gratefully appreciated. An analytical model of the arc fusion splicing process for high silica fiber optic filaments is being developed. This model facilitates systematic investigations on the effects of splicing control variables on the optical and physical splice properties. The analytical model is briefly reviewed along with experimental results used to validate the model. Modifications made to improve the model's fidelity are discussed along with their impact. Results of parametric studies focusing on thermal properties of the model are given along with analysis of the effects of residual and imposed stresses. Plans for continued model improvements and further analysis are given.
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Paul Ruffin, Paul Ruffin, Walter Frost, Walter Frost, Wayne Long, Wayne Long, Xiaoling Fan, Xiaoling Fan, } "Parametric Study Of Thermal Effects On Fiber Optic Arc Fusion Splicing", Proc. SPIE 1180, Tests, Measurements, and Characterization of Electro-Optic Devices and Systems, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963459; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963459


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