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Fiber optic interconnects: physical design for reliability
Author(s): E. Suhir
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Paper Abstract

The paper deals with the application of methods and approaches of the engineering mechanics to fiber optics systems. The emphasis is on fiber optics interconnects. We address traditional problems of the mechanical behavior of optical fiber interconnects subjected to mechanical and/or thermally induced loading, as well as the application of nanotechnology in optical fiber engineering. Particularly, we elaborate on the application of a newly developed advanced nano-particle material (NPM) as an attractive substitute for the existing optical fiber coatings and perhaps even claddings. The solutions to the majority of the examined problems were obtained using analytical ("mathematical") modeling, i.e., methods of classical structural analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2010
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 7607, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration IX, 760717 (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846605
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E. Suhir, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
ERS Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7607:
Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration IX
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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