1 February 1992 Extrinsic fiber damage and its effect on the reliability of optical fiber connectors and splices
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Abstract
The long-term mechanical reliability of optical fiber in connectors and splices will be determined by the magnitude of the stress on the fiber, the operating environment, and the size and geometry of the flaws in the fiber. Examples which demonstrate the generation of fiber damage when using conventional fiber termination tools, techniques and components are given, and the effects of interaction between the extrinsic flaws generated and fiber failure are shown. Problems associated with making realistic, lifetime/reliability predictions are reviewed.
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W. R. Wagner, W. R. Wagner, } "Extrinsic fiber damage and its effect on the reliability of optical fiber connectors and splices", Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135412; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.135412
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