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25 February 1993 Torsion effects on fracture characteristics of optical fiber
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During the fabrication and field installation of fiber optic cables, a combination of torsion and tension may result in premature failure of optical fibers. In this paper, we examine changes to the fracture stress of fibers due to externally applied tension and torsion by analyzing the fiber end faces. Analysis of the fiber fracture surface indicates significant deviations from the typical tensile pattern in both the glass surface and the protective coating.
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T. D. Randall, Spiro Yannacopoulos, Linda L.G. Guo, and Costas Saravanos "Torsion effects on fracture characteristics of optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 1791, Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (25 February 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141151
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