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The mastercurve method: analysis of diverse reliability issues in optical fibers and fiber gratings through a unified approach
Author(s): SriRaman Kannan; Michael J. LuValle; Paul J. Lemaire
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the applicability of the mastercurve method for analyzing diverse reliability issues in fiber optics. Approaches to assess and predict small changes in optical properties of fiber gratings caused by thermally induced decrease in refractive index modulation, are presented and compared. The process of thermal stabilization to obtain gratings with excellent stability is explained. It is shown that the mastercurve approach when suitably modified could be used to analyze other reliability problems such as hydrogen induced loss and radiation induced effects in fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1999
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 10295, Reliability of Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Systems: A Critical Review, 1029504 (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361079
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SriRaman Kannan, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Michael J. LuValle, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Paul J. Lemaire, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10295:
Reliability of Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Systems: A Critical Review
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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