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Optical cable reliability: lessons learned from post-mortem analyses
Author(s): Joyce P. Kilmer; Anthony DeVito; Hakan H. Yuce; Casey J. Wieczorek; John P. Varachi; William T. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

High reliability and low maintenance are critically important attributes of optical cable. Considering the service environment, we can predict some of the possible failure modes of optical cables and develop testing programs for them. However, it is unrealistic to expect that all modes of failure can be anticipated and understood quantitatively. Sometimes the cause of the failure is obvious but other times the cause of the failure is poorly understood and is worthy of further investigation. By conducting over 30 post-mortem analyses, we have gained an improved understanding of potential failure modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24686
Show Author Affiliations
Joyce P. Kilmer, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Anthony DeVito, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Hakan H. Yuce, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Casey J. Wieczorek, Bell Communications Research (United States)
John P. Varachi, Bell Communications Research (United States)
William T. Anderson, Bell Communications Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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