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Implementation of optical cables in harsh environments
Author(s): Douglas A. Hardy
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Paper Abstract

Traditional fiber optic cable materials affect the well- known optical stability of a bare fiber. An expanded PTFE buffering system is described with effectively decouples an optical fiber from other cable elements. The optical performance of the resulting cable closely approximates that of a bare optical fiber even under thermal or mechanical stresses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4216, Optical Devices for Fiber Communication II, (2 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.414119
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Douglas A. Hardy, W.L. Gore and Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4216:
Optical Devices for Fiber Communication II
Dilip K. Paul; Osman S. Gebizlioglu; Roger A. Greenwell; Dennis N. Horwitz; Michel J. F. Digonnet; Osman S. Gebizlioglu; Roger A. Greenwell; Dennis N. Horwitz; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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