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Assuring reliability in fiber optic couplers
Author(s): David J. O'Brien; Julie Spangenberg-Jolley; Antoine Cucalon; Jean-Louis Malinge
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Paper Abstract

The prospect of installing couplers into fiber-in-the-loop (FITL) subscriber systems has brought the issue of component reliability to the forefront. It is critical that couplers be deployed in the networks with a high level of confidence. To gain that confidence and to ensure product reliability in different service conditions and over extended periods of time, Corning approaches coupler reliability with an extensive multi-tiered program. A comprehensive approach to gain an understanding of a product's performance capability and its failure mechanisms are obtained and modeled to assess product reliability for its useful lifetime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168624
Show Author Affiliations
David J. O'Brien, Corning Inc. (United States)
Julie Spangenberg-Jolley, Corning Inc. (United States)
Antoine Cucalon, Corning Europe Inc. (France)
Jean-Louis Malinge, Corning Europe Inc. (France)


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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