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25 June 2002 Mechanical reliability of stripped and recoated polyimide fibers for optical fiber sensors
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Proceedings Volume 4639, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing II; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.481335
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
A study is made into the effect of stripping the polyimide coating by hot acid immersion on the tensile fracture stress of polyimide- coated optical fibre. It is shown that the strength does not degrade for one or multiple lengths of stripped fibre, nor for long (lengths up to 150 mm) stripped areas. Recoating with polyimide is performed and it is shown that, although strength degradation can occur due to the increased handling, it does not necessarily do so. Strength distributions of pristine, chemically-stripped, laser- ablated and recoated fibres indicate the magnitude of flaws introduced by handling, which are likely to be the cause of strength degradation.
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Andrew J. Tarpey, Stephen N. Kukureka, and Kerstin Jurkschat "Mechanical reliability of stripped and recoated polyimide fibers for optical fiber sensors", Proc. SPIE 4639, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing II, (25 June 2002); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.481335
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