Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Correlation between size and distribution of pre- and post-proof test level flaw of draw-abraded fiber
Author(s): Sudipta Bhaumik
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The mechanical reliability of single mode optical fiber is determined by the presence of surface flaws such as particles from the atmosphere during drawing or abrasion damage of the fiber surface by physical contact with any hard surface or drawing equipment and its size distribution, which are produced by normal fiber production methods. Proof testing is a common technique to ensure minimum strength of the fiber and eliminate the flaws whose sizes are dependent on the stress applied during proof testing. This paper describes the relation between the size and distribution of pre-and post-proof test flaws.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 678127 (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.741808
Show Author Affiliations
Sudipta Bhaumik, Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd. (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top