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Design methodology for the mechanical reliability of optical fiber
Author(s): G. Scott Glaesemann; Suresh T. Gulati
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(6) doi: 10.1117/12.55870
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
G. Scott Glaesemann, Corning Incorporated (United States)
Suresh T. Gulati, Corning, Inc. (United States)

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