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Hermetic Coating On Optical Fibers
Author(s): Ray Chaudhuri; P C Schultz
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Paper Abstract

Mechanical failure of optical fibers under stress over extended period of time is caused by static fatigue of fibers. To ensure long term reliability, a method of mini-mizing the static fatigue phenomenon in optical fibers is necessary. Potential solution is to put an impervious hermetic coating around the optical fiber so that diffusion of moisture to glass can be arrested. A technique for putting such a hermetic coating on optical fiber is chemical vapor deposition. Performance results of optical fibers coated with several different materials are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0717, Reliability Considerations in Fiber Optic Applications, (23 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937475
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Ray Chaudhuri, SpecTran Corporation (United States)
P C Schultz, SpecTran Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0717:
Reliability Considerations in Fiber Optic Applications
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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