1 February 1991 Analysis of fiber damage and field failures in fiber-grip-type mechanical fiber optic splices
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Proceedings Volume 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24702
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
Abstract
Adhesiveless mechanical fiber optic splices may provide pullout resistance by gripping onto the bare fiber or by gripping onto the fiber coating. The possibility of creep and thermal expansion mismatch in the plastic coating makes gripping onto the stripped fiber attractive. We have determined that damage to the fiber by a gripping mechanism is measurable but not severe, particularly by comparison to mechanical stripping damage and handling damage. We have also observed fiber failures within such splices when using 900 micron diameter, tight buffered fiber. Torque, generated when the fiber is arranged into loops in an organizer tray, propagates into the bare fiber inside the splice. This torque can cause a fiber to break in torsion after a period of time.
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Gabor D. Kiss, Anthony Pellegrino, Simon Leopold, "Analysis of fiber damage and field failures in fiber-grip-type mechanical fiber optic splices", Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24702; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24702
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