3 September 2008 Fiber optic cable thermal preparation to ensure stable operation
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Fiber optic cables are widely used in modern systems that must provide stable operation during exposure to changing environmental conditions. For example, a fiber optic cable on a satellite may have to reliably function over a temperature range of -50°C up to 125°C. While the system requirements for a particular application will dictate the exact method by which the fibers should be prepared, this work will examine multiple ruggedized fibers prepared in different fashions and subjected to thermal qualification testing. The data show that if properly conditioned the fiber cables can provide stable operation, but if done incorrectly, they will have large fluctuations in transmission.
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William J. Thomes, Richard F. Chuska, Melanie N. Ott, Frank V. LaRocca, Robert C. Switzer, Shawn L. Macmurphy, "Fiber optic cable thermal preparation to ensure stable operation", Proc. SPIE 7070, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing IV, 70700B (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796977; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.796977

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