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Chemical effects on the fatigue of lightguide fibers
Author(s): Daryl Inniss; Darryl L. Brownlow; Charles R. Kurkjian
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Paper Abstract

The effect of ions in solution on the stress assisted mechanical corrosion of high strength lightguide fibers is compared to the rate of crack growth in bulk silica. This review shows that the mechanical corrosion of bulk silica is apparently insensitive to ions in solution, whereas, fatigue of uncoated lightguide fiber is ion sensitive. These observations are discussed with respect to long term mechanical reliability.

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Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1791, Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141149
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Daryl Inniss, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Darryl L. Brownlow, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Charles R. Kurkjian, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1791:
Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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