18 November 1993 Concerning the mechanical character of lightguide surfaces
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Proceedings Volume 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163766
Event: Video Communications and Fiber Optic Networks, 1993, Berlin, Germany
Abstract
Mechanical failure of silica lightguides is almost always initiated at the fiber surface. Because of this it is important to understand those processes which can lead to surface `damage' and thus to reductions in strength. A consideration of such processes, as well as their time dependence, is undertaken here.
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Charles R. Kurkjian, "Concerning the mechanical character of lightguide surfaces", Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163766; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163766
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