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Pcs Cable Connector Termination, Radiation Exposure, And Testing
Author(s): Roger H. Ellis; David Johnson
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Paper Abstract

It has been well established that Plastic Clad Silica (PCS) fibers have shown more resistance to radiation damage at 820 nm than most fibers studied.1,2,3,4,5 However, most plastic clad materials lack the physical properties to provide a good adhesive bond required by military ruggedized fiber optic connectors. A program to develop a PCS fiber optic termination technique suitable for use in military tactical systems was initiated by NOSC.6 The termination characteristics of PCS fiber were evaluated. Emphasis was placed on terminating Maxlight radiation hardened single fiber cables (RSC) into SMA type connectors. Once the termination process was determined; physical, environmental, and optical testing was performed using military specification requirements. The results were compared with test samples which had been subjected to both x-ray pulse (prompt) and two levels of gamma (CO") radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1984
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0506, Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II, (15 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944917
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Roger H. Ellis, Raychem Corporation (United States)
David Johnson, Raychem Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0506:
Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II
Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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