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Stress corrosion factors of fused fiber components
Author(s): Patrick Cigana; Francois Seguin
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Paper Abstract

Stress corrosion factors were obtained for the waist region of a fused fiber component using the dynamic fatigue method at ambient temperature and humidity. The n-value obtained is 23.3, which is comparable to that of pristine fiber. The ultimate tensile strength of the waist is much higher than that of the mechanically stripped fiber used to manufacture the components, indicating that flaws and defects are actually repaired during the fusion process. Component lifetime and reliability are estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4940, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498228
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Patrick Cigana, ITF Optical Technologies Inc. (Canada)
Francois Seguin, ITF Optical Technologies Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4940:
Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks
Hans G. Limberger; M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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