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Aspects of optical fiber durability
Author(s): Chander P. Chawla; Timothy E. Bishop; David M. Szum; Steven R. Schmid
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Paper Abstract

The durability of optical fibers is becoming increasingly important as FITL programs grow. UV cured coatings used to protect optical fibers must be resistant to property changes in a variety of environments. This paper describes the behavior of optical fiber protective coatings when exposed to thermo-oxidative and hydrolytic conditions, actinic radiation, a variety of gel filling compounds, as well as high and low pH solutions. Material property changes are measured through dynamic mechanical analysis and weight loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163775
Show Author Affiliations
Chander P. Chawla, DSM Desotech, Inc. (United States)
Timothy E. Bishop, DSM Desotech, Inc. (United States)
David M. Szum, DSM Desotech, Inc. (United States)
Steven R. Schmid, DSM Desotech, Inc. (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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