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Effects of coating moisture permeability on the mechanical reliability of optical fiber
Author(s): Adolphe R. Lopez; Bob James Overton
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Paper Abstract

A method to measure the permeability to moisture of fiber optic coatings is presented along with the results of such tests. The resistance of optical fibers to fatigue and strength degradation with high temperature and humidity is shown to be strongly dependent of the permeability of the secondary coating in a dual coating system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2290, Fiber Optic Materials and Components, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187440
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Adolphe R. Lopez, Alcatel Telecommunications Cable (United States)
Bob James Overton, 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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