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Mechanical lifetime model for optical fibers in water
Author(s): Willem W. Griffioen
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Paper Abstract

A framework of one basic lifetime model for optical fibers with an alternative for on-line proof testing, and with a choice of three test methods for the weak flaw distribution as input, is given. For the first time the effect of zero stress aging (in water) is taken into account. An analytically soluble lifetime model is obtained using a description of combined stress corrosion (power law) and zero stress aging with the `blunt pit' model, assuming blunt weak flaws (worst case). Aging results in a decrease of allowable service stresses by a factor of two for the treated numerical example. The Haslov/Jensen model is also treated for comparison.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168612
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Willem W. Griffioen, PTT Research (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2074:
Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments
Dilip K. Paul; Hakan H. Yuce, Editor(s)

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