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Stress-free aging of optical fiber in water and humid environments: part 2
Author(s): Michael T. Kennedy; Enrique Cuellar; Daniel R. Roberts; Maria M. Stipek
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Paper Abstract

Three commercially available telecommunications fibers were aged under zero mechanical stress in 85 degree(s)C and 30 degree(s)C water and in two hot, humid environments, 85 degree(s)C at 85% r.h. and 85 degree(s)C at 60% r.h. The strength of the fiber, as well as the stability of its protective polymeric coating, have been monitored periodically for aging times of up to 1 year in these environments. The fiber strength and coating integrity must be maintained in order for fibers to be handled safely during routine termination procedures in the outside plant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1791, Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141150
Show Author Affiliations
Michael T. Kennedy, Raynet Corp. (United States)
Enrique Cuellar, Raynet Corp. (United States)
Daniel R. Roberts, Raynet Corp. (United States)
Maria M. Stipek, Raynet Corp. (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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