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Torsion effects on fracture characteristics of optical fiber
Author(s): T. D. Randall; Spiro Yannacopoulos; Linda L.G. Guo; Costas Saravanos
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Paper Abstract

During the fabrication and field installation of fiber optic cables, a combination of torsion and tension may result in premature failure of optical fibers. In this paper, we examine changes to the fracture stress of fibers due to externally applied tension and torsion by analyzing the fiber end faces. Analysis of the fiber fracture surface indicates significant deviations from the typical tensile pattern in both the glass surface and the protective coating.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1791, Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141151
Show Author Affiliations
T. D. Randall, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Spiro Yannacopoulos, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Linda L.G. Guo, Northern Telecom Ltd. (Canada)
Costas Saravanos, Northern Telecom Ltd. (Canada)

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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