10 September 2004 Aging behavior of optical fibers in aqueous environments
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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, Eric A. Lindholm, Jie Li, Jie Li, Adam Hokansson, Adam Hokansson, Brian Slyman, Brian Slyman, David Burgess, 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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