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Accelerated aging and life tests of optical fibers
Author(s): Lotfi Berguiga; Cyril Lupi; Nicolas Hyon; Laurent Salomon; Guy Normand; Roger Le Ny; Eric Tanguy; Dominique Leduc; Monique Auvray; Jean Claude Bizeul; Alain Gouronnec; Frederique de Fornel; Christian Yves Boisrobert; Michel Poulain; Marcel Poulain
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Paper Abstract

The reliability of the network optical fibers is a critical issue for telecommunications. New investigations methods have been developed within a cooperative program supported by France Telecom. They include low coherence interferometry and optical near field microscopy in association with classical analysis tools such as Scanning Electron Microscopy and Shear Force Microscopy. One aim of the study is the localization and the characterization of the defects from which failure originates. The aging effect has been investigated in silica fibers immersed in desionized water at 65 °C and 85 °C for different times : from 3 to 12 months

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4215, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424384
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Lotfi Berguiga, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Cyril Lupi, Univ. de Nantes (France)
Nicolas Hyon, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Laurent Salomon, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Guy Normand, Univ. de Nantes (France)
Roger Le Ny, Univ. de Nantes (France)
Eric Tanguy, Univ. de Nantes (France)
Dominique Leduc, Univ. de Nantes (France)
Monique Auvray, France Telecom CNET (France)
Jean Claude Bizeul, France Telecom CNET (France)
Alain Gouronnec, France Telecom CNET (France)
Frederique de Fornel, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Christian Yves Boisrobert, Univ. de Nantes (France)
Michel Poulain, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Marcel Poulain, Univ. de Rennes I (France)


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

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