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18 November 1993 Characterization of fiber damage affecting the reliability of terminated optical fiber
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Proceedings Volume 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163780
Event: Video Communications and Fiber Optic Networks, 1993, Berlin, Germany
Abstract
The current approach to predicting the reliability of optical fiber systems is based, in part, on calculations involving the strength of buffered fiber. In actual applications the fiber is often damaged during the process of termination for use in either splices or connectors. This damage may contribute to unanticipated, early-life failures. A brief overview of the mechanisms of delayed failure in glass is given. Specific examples of splice and connector failures that were initiated by flaws generated during termination are shown. Data are presented which show the variability in fiber damage associated with both the personnel and the type of tools used in stripping buffer coatings from optical fiber. Application of this information to the use of accelerated life testing is reviewed.
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W. R. Wagner "Characterization of fiber damage affecting the reliability of terminated optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163780
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