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24 August 1987 The Strength Of Infrared Transmitting Optical Fibers
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Proceedings Volume 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides; (1987)
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
The strength characteristics of several different chalcogenide fibers, drawn from commercially available materials were investigated. Both core and core/clad fibers were used in the study. Two measuring techniques were employed (bending and tensile) to measure the strength of these fibers. Tensile testing indicated the core glasses to have a strength between 10-20 kpsi (68-135 MPa). Bend test showed these strengths to be between 20-70 kpsi (135-474 MPa). Cladded fibers displayed an additional tensile strength of 4 kpsi (27 MPa) and additional bending strength of 15-30 kpsi (102-234 MPa).
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David J. McEnroe, Mark J. Finney, Peter H. Prideaux, and Peter C. Schultz "The Strength Of Infrared Transmitting Optical Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides, (24 August 1987);

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