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Dynamic fatigue of metallized fiber optics
Author(s): Gerard F. Orcel
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Paper Abstract

A plating process was developed to deposit Ni-P, nickel and gold on an optical glass fiber. The tensile strength of the metallized pigtail increases when the oxidation time, or the electrolytic Ni or Au layer thickness increases, or when the electroless Ni layer thickness decreases. A pull force of more than 1,000 g is routinely obtained on soldered metallized optical fibers. Optical fibers retain their hermeticity after plating and soldering. Soldered metallized optical fibers have a lifetime expectancy over 20 years even when submitted to continuous stresses above 100 MPa.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1791, Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141155
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Gerard F. Orcel, SpecTran 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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