16 April 2001 Accelerated aging and life tests of optical fibers
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The reliability of the network optical fibers is a critical issue for telecommunications. New investigations methods have been developed within a cooperative program supported by France Telecom. They include low coherence interferometry and optical near field microscopy in association with classical analysis tools such as Scanning Electron Microscopy and Shear Force Microscopy. One aim of the study is the localization and the characterization of the defects from which failure originates. The aging effect has been investigated in silica fibers immersed in desionized water at 65 °C and 85 °C for different times : from 3 to 12 months
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Lotfi Berguiga, Cyril Lupi, Nicolas Hyon, Laurent Salomon, Guy Normand, Roger Le Ny, Eric Tanguy, Dominique Leduc, Monique Auvray, Jean Claude Bizeul, Alain Gouronnec, Frederique de Fornel, Christian Yves Boisrobert, Michel Poulain, Marcel Poulain, "Accelerated aging and life tests of optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 4215, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424384; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424384

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