25 February 1993 Reliability issues with connectors and splices
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Fiber optic connectors and splices have been in service for over a decade and now number in the tens of millions. Although the reliability level ascertained from Performance is quite good, there are presently no well defined testing and analytical methods in place for predicting reliability. This is due in large part to the variety of potential failure modes and service environments. As fiber expands in the telecommunications network and into other applications such as private LANs, data links, and control systems, the need for reliability prediction methodologies has become increasingly important. This paper addresses the issues related to this problem.
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Bruce G. LeFevre, "Reliability issues with connectors and splices", Proc. SPIE 1791, Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141180; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141180


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