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The replacement of dry heat in generic reliability assurance requirements for passive optical components
Author(s): Xusheng Ren; Longsheng Qian; Guiyan Zhang
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Paper Abstract

According to Generic Reliability Assurance Requirements for Passive Optical Components GR-1221-CORE (Issue 2, January 1999), reliability determination test of different kinds of passive optical components which using in uncontrolled environments is taken. The test condition of High Temperature Storage Test (Dry Test) and Damp Test is in below sheet. Except for humidity condition, all is same. In order to save test time and cost, after a sires of contrast tests, the replacement of Dry Heat is discussed. Controlling the Failure mechanism of dry heat and damp heat of passive optical components, the contrast test of dry heat and damp heat for passive optical components (include DWDM, CWDM, Coupler, Isolator, mini Isolator) is taken. The test result of isolator is listed. Telcordia test not only test the reliability of the passive optical components, but also test the patience of the experimenter. The cost of Telcordia test in money, manpower and material resources, especially in time is heavy burden for the company. After a series of tests, we can find that Damp heat could factually test the reliability of passive optical components, and equipment manufacturer in accord with component manufacture could omit the dry heat test if damp heat test is taken first and passed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6024, ICO20: Optical Devices and Instruments, 60241G (9 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.666861
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Xusheng Ren, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Longsheng Qian, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Guiyan Zhang, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6024:
ICO20: Optical Devices and Instruments
James C. Wyant; X. J. Zhang, Editor(s)

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