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Influence of stress relaxation in primary coatings on low-temperature attenuation in optical fibers
Author(s): Srinath S. Reddy; Bob James Overton; Stephanie M. Watson
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Paper Abstract

The attenuation of signal in dual coated optical fibers is sensitive to a number of parameters related to glass design (mode field diameter, cutoff wavelength, etc.), to environment (temperature, stresses), to cable design and fabrication (loose tube, ribbon, crossovers, point stresses, etc.), and to coating properties. The coating properties, principally the temperature dependent modulus of the primary (buffer) coating, and geometry are shown to determine the sensitivity of the attenuation to many of these variables.

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Date Published: 28 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2290, Fiber Optic Materials and Components, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187422
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Srinath S. Reddy, Alcatel Telecommunications Cable (United States)
Bob James Overton, Alcatel Telecommunications Cable (United States)
Stephanie M. Watson, Alcatel Telecommunications Cable (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2290:
Fiber Optic Materials and Components
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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