28 September 1994 Influence of stress relaxation in primary coatings on low-temperature attenuation in optical fibers
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Abstract
The attenuation of signal in dual coated optical fibers is sensitive to a number of parameters related to glass design (mode field diameter, cutoff wavelength, etc.), to environment (temperature, stresses), to cable design and fabrication (loose tube, ribbon, crossovers, point stresses, etc.), and to coating properties. The coating properties, principally the temperature dependent modulus of the primary (buffer) coating, and geometry are shown to determine the sensitivity of the attenuation to many of these variables.
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Srinath S. Reddy, Srinath S. Reddy, Bob James Overton, Bob James Overton, Stephanie M. Watson, Stephanie M. Watson, "Influence of stress relaxation in primary coatings on low-temperature attenuation in optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 2290, Fiber Optic Materials and Components, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187422; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.187422
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