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Optical Engineering

Characterization of polyimide-coated optical fibers
Author(s): Dipak R. Biswas
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Paper Abstract

Optical fiber coatings play an important role in fiber strength, fatigue, and attenuation. Polyimide coatings on optical fiber are in growing demand because of their excellent high-temperature properties. Mechanical and optical characterizations of polymide-coated optical fibers were carried out at different temperatures. The strength was virtually unchanged at room temperature and at 300°C in air. Fatigue parameters (n values) were greater than 30 when tested in water at 80°C. Optical attenuation was unchanged when the fibers were tested at 340°C for 48 h. When the fibers were subjected to — 40°C to +70°C temperature cycling, the change in attenuation was less than 0.1 dB/km at 850 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(6) doi: 10.1117/12.55860
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 6
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Dipak R. Biswas, Fiberguide Industries (United States)

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