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Aging behavior of optical fibers in aqueous environments
Author(s): Eric A. Lindholm; Jie Li; Adam Hokansson; Brian Slyman; David Burgess
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Paper Abstract

Silica optical fibers drawn from a common preform and coated with specialty coatings were exposed to zero-stress aging in various aqueous environments for approximately ten months. The strength of the fiber samples was tracked with two-point bend testing. The onset of an aging “knee” was observed for some fiber samples while other coatings offered enhanced protection from the effects of moisture-induced strength degradation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5465, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks II, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544879
Show Author Affiliations
Eric A. Lindholm, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
Jie Li, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
Adam Hokansson, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
Brian Slyman, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
David Burgess, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5465:
Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks II
Hans G. Limberger; M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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