1 June 1991 Design methodology for the mechanical reliability of optical fiber
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Optical Engineering, 30(6), (1991). doi:10.1117/12.55870
Abstract
An engineering methodology for the mechanical reliability of optical fiber is developed within a fracture-mechanics framework. The model expresses allowable in-service and installation stresses as a fraction of fiber strength in a fatigue environment for a range of n values and fiber types. Failure probability is incorporated into the model by the measurement of the fiber-strength distribution appropriate to the application. For long-length applications, strength distributions of hundreds to thousands of kilometers of fiber are needed. A 400-km strength distribution captures the beginnings of the truncated portion of the distribution.
G. Scott Glaesemann, Suresh T. Gulati, "Design methodology for the mechanical reliability of optical fiber," Optical Engineering 30(6), (1 June 1991). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.55870
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Failure analysis

Reliability

Optical fibers

Adaptive optics

Glasses

Silica

Chromium

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