18 November 1993 Aspects of optical fiber durability
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Proceedings Volume 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163775
Event: Video Communications and Fiber Optic Networks, 1993, Berlin, Germany
Abstract
The durability of optical fibers is becoming increasingly important as FITL programs grow. UV cured coatings used to protect optical fibers must be resistant to property changes in a variety of environments. This paper describes the behavior of optical fiber protective coatings when exposed to thermo-oxidative and hydrolytic conditions, actinic radiation, a variety of gel filling compounds, as well as high and low pH solutions. Material property changes are measured through dynamic mechanical analysis and weight loss.
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Chander P. Chawla, Timothy E. Bishop, David M. Szum, and Steven R. Schmid "Aspects of optical fiber durability", Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163775; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163775
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