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The Strength Of Infrared Transmitting Optical Fibers
Author(s): David J. McEnroe; Mark J. Finney; Peter H. Prideaux; Peter C. Schultz
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Paper Abstract

The strength characteristics of several different chalcogenide fibers, drawn from commercially available materials were investigated. Both core and core/clad fibers were used in the study. Two measuring techniques were employed (bending and tensile) to measure the strength of these fibers. Tensile testing indicated the core glasses to have a strength between 10-20 kpsi (68-135 MPa). Bend test showed these strengths to be between 20-70 kpsi (135-474 MPa). Cladded fibers displayed an additional tensile strength of 4 kpsi (27 MPa) and additional bending strength of 15-30 kpsi (102-234 MPa).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides, (24 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941146
Show Author Affiliations
David J. McEnroe, Galileo Electro-Optics Corporation (United States)
Mark J. Finney, Galileo Electro-Optics Corporation (United States)
Peter H. Prideaux, Galileo Electro-Optics Corporation (United States)
Peter C. Schultz, Galileo Electro-Optics Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0799:
New Materials for Optical Waveguides
Jacques Lucas, Editor(s)

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