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Fiber optic cable thermal preparation to ensure stable operation
Author(s): William J. Thomes; Richard F. Chuska; Melanie N. Ott; Frank V. LaRocca; Robert C. Switzer; Shawn L. Macmurphy
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic cables are widely used in modern systems that must provide stable operation during exposure to changing environmental conditions. For example, a fiber optic cable on a satellite may have to reliably function over a temperature range of -50°C up to 125°C. While the system requirements for a particular application will dictate the exact method by which the fibers should be prepared, this work will examine multiple ruggedized fibers prepared in different fashions and subjected to thermal qualification testing. The data show that if properly conditioned the fiber cables can provide stable operation, but if done incorrectly, they will have large fluctuations in transmission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7070, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing IV, 70700B (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796977
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William J. Thomes, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard F. Chuska, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Melanie N. Ott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Frank V. LaRocca, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert C. Switzer, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Shawn L. Macmurphy, MEI Technologies/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7070:
Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing IV
Fred M. Dickey; Richard A. Beyer, Editor(s)

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