25 February 1993 Stress-free aging of optical fiber in water and humid environments: part 2
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Three commercially available telecommunications fibers were aged under zero mechanical stress in 85 degree(s)C and 30 degree(s)C water and in two hot, humid environments, 85 degree(s)C at 85% r.h. and 85 degree(s)C at 60% r.h. The strength of the fiber, as well as the stability of its protective polymeric coating, have been monitored periodically for aging times of up to 1 year in these environments. The fiber strength and coating integrity must be maintained in order for fibers to be handled safely during routine termination procedures in the outside plant.
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Michael T. Kennedy, Enrique Cuellar, Daniel R. Roberts, and Maria M. Stipek "Stress-free aging of optical fiber in water and humid environments: part 2", Proc. SPIE 1791, Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141150; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141150


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