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Concerning the mechanical character of lightguide surfaces
Author(s): Charles R. Kurkjian
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Paper Abstract

Mechanical failure of silica lightguides is almost always initiated at the fiber surface. Because of this it is important to understand those processes which can lead to surface `damage' and thus to reductions in strength. A consideration of such processes, as well as their time dependence, is undertaken here.

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Date Published: 18 November 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163766
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Charles R. Kurkjian, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1973:
Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability
Vincent J. Tekippe; John P. Varachi, Editor(s)

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