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Measurement of the optical fiber elongation during cable tensioning: influence of the photoelastic effect on measurement results--correction factor
Author(s): Zenon Drabik; Zbigniew Koper; Stanislaw Cakala
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Paper Abstract

The optical fiber cable, during its installation and operation is subjected to strong tensile forces. Cables are tested by measuring its optical fiber elongation caused by tensile forces. However, elongation measurement by optical methods is burden with a systematic error caused by the photo-elastic effect. In other words as `optical' elongation is different than mechanical one. The effect can be compensated if the correction factor K is known. In the paper the results of optical and mechanical measurements of different single-mode fibers are presented as well as determined correction factor values. Also references to other publications were made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3189, Technology and Applications of Light Guides, (5 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.285609
Show Author Affiliations
Zenon Drabik, Optotelecommunication Technology Ctr. (Poland)
Zbigniew Koper, Optotelecommunication Technology Ctr. (Poland)
Stanislaw Cakala, Optotelecommunication Technology Ctr. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3189:
Technology and Applications of Light Guides
Jan Wojcik; Waldemar Wojcik, Editor(s)

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