18 November 1993 Aging behavior of fibers
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Proceedings Volume 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163771
Event: Video Communications and Fiber Optic Networks, 1993, Berlin, Germany
Abstract
In this work, we studied aged fibers using several different techniques: dynamic tensile testing, two-point bending, an AFM, and a scanning electron microscope (SEM). In particular, we sought to identify the mechanical causes of the low fiber strengths measured after nine months of aging in 80 degree(s)C water. By using a SEM to look at the broken ends and at the glass surface close to the breaks with the lowest failure stress, we gathered new information about the condition of the glass surface of the aged fibers.
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Tarja T. Volotinen, Hakan H. Yuce, and Rolf A. Frantz "Aging behavior of fibers", Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163771; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163771
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