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An indentation method for creating reproducible proof-stress level flaws in commercial optical fiber
Author(s): G. Scott Glaesemann; Donald A. Clark; James J. Price
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Paper Abstract

A technique was developed for obtaining proof-stress level flaws in commercial optical fiber with low variability in strength. It involves a novel method for stabilizing and protecting the round fiber prior to indentation. Indentation was performed in an automated fashion using a nano-indenter equipped with a cube-corner indenter. A Weibull modulus of 50 was achieved with a value of 100 over the lower portion of the distribution. This method will be useful in static fatigue testing of fiber with proof test level flaws.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 June 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4639, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing II, (25 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481340
Show Author Affiliations
G. Scott Glaesemann, Corning Inc. (United States)
Donald A. Clark, Corning Inc. (United States)
James J. Price, Corning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4639:
Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing II
M. John Matthewson; Charles R. Kurkjian, Editor(s)

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