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Strength degradation and recovery during zero-stress aging of fused silica optical fibers
Author(s): Gilberto M. Camilo; M. John Matthewson; M. E. Menkes
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Paper Abstract

The two-point bending technique has been used to measure the strength of both polymer coated and bare fibers in liquid nitrogen after the fibers were first aged in an aggressive environment followed by a drying process. The results show that some strength recovery occurs upon drying of polymer coated samples while continuing degradation was seen when drying bare samples. The healing process observed for coated fiber is thought to be caused by condensation of the hydrated surface layer formed during aging.

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Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230122
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Gilberto M. Camilo, Univ. Federal de Goias (United States)
M. John Matthewson, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
M. E. Menkes, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2611:
Optical Network Engineering and Integrity
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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