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Optical Fiber Strength/Fatigue Experiments
Author(s): F. Quan; J. D. Helfinstine
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Paper Abstract

Optical communication via hair-thin silica waveguides has revolutionized the telecommunications industry. Because its uses are spreading beyond telephony, with its relatively benign environments, to more exotic undersea and space applications, a new emphasis is now placed on optical fiber strength and fatigue characteristics. This paper will trace the historical development of optical waveguides strength/fatigue experiments and a recent attempt to determine the material fatigue constant "n" of modern silica waveguides. Stressing practical application, detailed derivations have been purposely left out for the sake of brevity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0296, Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments I, (22 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932432
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F. Quan, Corning Glass Works (United States)
J. D. Helfinstine, Corning Glass Works (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0296:
Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments I
Peter B. Lyons, Editor(s)

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