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Mechanical properties of aluminum fluoride glass fibers
Author(s): James Colaizzi; M. John Matthewson; Tariq Iqbal; Mahmoud R. Shahriari
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Paper Abstract

The effect of high temperature aqueous solutions of various pH values on the mechanical properties of polymer coated optical fibers of an aluminum fluoride-based composition are examined. It was found that such fibers retain much more strength when aged in these aqueous environments than fibers of the more common zirconium fluoride-based composition. The aging is not affected by pH unless the fiber is under stress, in which case a low pH solution decreases the time to failure of the fiber. In static fatigue, the time to failure of the aluminum fluoride-based fibers is 20 times greater than that of the zirconium fluoride-based fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1591, Infrared Fiber Optics III, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56567
Show Author Affiliations
James Colaizzi, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
M. John Matthewson, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Tariq Iqbal, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Mahmoud R. Shahriari, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1591:
Infrared Fiber Optics III

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