10 September 2004 Aging behavior of optical fibers in aqueous environments
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Abstract
Silica optical fibers drawn from a common preform and coated with specialty coatings were exposed to zero-stress aging in various aqueous environments for approximately ten months. The strength of the fiber samples was tracked with two-point bend testing. The onset of an aging “knee” was observed for some fiber samples while other coatings offered enhanced protection from the effects of moisture-induced strength degradation.
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Eric A. Lindholm, Jie Li, Adam Hokansson, Brian Slyman, David Burgess, "Aging behavior of optical fibers in aqueous environments", Proc. SPIE 5465, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks II, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544879; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.544879
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Optical coatings

Optical fibers

Carbon

Glasses

Silica

Silicon carbide

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