Fiber optic reliability is increasingly important because of increased telecommunication traffic density and migration of optical fiber closer to the subscriber. An overview is given of what fiber optic standards are, their benefits, where they are generated, and what has been published (or soon will be) on fiber reliability standards. These concern test procedures for measuring fiber reliability parameters, and also concern theory for using these parameters for predicting fiber reliability. We update a previous paper on standards work, concentrating on recent achievements.
Hakan H. Yuce,
Felix P. Kapron,
"Fiber reliability standards", Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168647; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168647