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Ultraviolet-cured coatings for optical fibers: the effect of coating design on fiber reliability
Author(s): Martin R. Edwards; Beverley A. Brown; S. Johnson; J. A. Waller; A. M. Delaney
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibers may experience conditions which are potentially damaging to the protective coatings. They may be subjected to high temperature, high humidity environments, or come into contact with water, solvents, or various household chemicals. It is important that fiber properties such as strip force, coating adhesion, transmission properties, and fiber strength are maintained after exposure to such conditions. Aspects of coating design, and how these relate to fiber reliability, are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168617
Show Author Affiliations
Martin R. Edwards, ZENECA Resins (United Kingdom)
Beverley A. Brown, ZENECA Resins (United Kingdom)
S. Johnson, ZENECA Resins (United Kingdom)
J. A. Waller, ZENECA Resins (United Kingdom)
A. M. Delaney, ZENECA Resins (United Kingdom)

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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