1 March 1994 Assuring reliability in fiber optic couplers
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Proceedings Volume 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168624
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
The prospect of installing couplers into fiber-in-the-loop (FITL) subscriber systems has brought the issue of component reliability to the forefront. It is critical that couplers be deployed in the networks with a high level of confidence. To gain that confidence and to ensure product reliability in different service conditions and over extended periods of time, Corning approaches coupler reliability with an extensive multi-tiered program. A comprehensive approach to gain an understanding of a product's performance capability and its failure mechanisms are obtained and modeled to assess product reliability for its useful lifetime.
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David J. O'Brien, Julie Spangenberg-Jolley, Antoine Cucalon, Jean-Louis Malinge, "Assuring reliability in fiber optic couplers", Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168624; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168624


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