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Passive optical components: from degradation data to reliability assessment
Author(s): Tiziana Tomasi; Ilaria De Munari; Valeria Lista; Marco Villa
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Paper Abstract

The past decade has seen a huge increase of demand for fast data communication; this stimulated the optical research towards the design and development of both terrestrial and submerged long-haul full-optical transmission systems. More specifically, the submarine systems are required to be highly reliable: minimum lifetime of 25 years with very low maintenance, which implies the request for long term reliability for each component. In this work a reliability estimation approach based on hi-rel optical component degradation study is discussed. Results of a long-term test performed on optical isolators for submarine applications are reported. The experimental optical bench set-up, based on switching matrixes, developed at Pirelli Reliability Labs is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4940, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.468290
Show Author Affiliations
Tiziana Tomasi, Pirelli Submarine Telecom Systems (Italy)
Ilaria De Munari, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Valeria Lista, Pirelli Submarine Telecom Systems (Italy)
Marco Villa, Pirelli Submarine Telecom Systems (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4940:
Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks

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