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Modeling of diffusion through optical fiber coatings
Author(s): Janet L. Mrotek; M. John Matthewson; Charles R. Kurkjian
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Paper Abstract

In earlier work, diffusion of moisture through polymer coatings was modeled by using an analytical solution to the diffusion equation and so was only applicable to the simplest cases, e.g. cylindrically symmetric Fickian diffusion. In this work the limitation of the analytical approach is avoided by the use of finite element analysis. However, finite element programs do not usually implement matter diffusion, and therefore it has been modeled by analogy with thermal conduction.

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Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4215, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424370
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Janet L. Mrotek, Lucent Technologies and Armstrong (United States)
M. John Matthewson, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Charles R. Kurkjian, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4215:
Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing
M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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