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Improvement Of Optical Fiber Strength For Submarine Cables
Author(s): J.-Y. Boniort; J. Leboucq; P. Bacle; C. Reinaudo
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Paper Abstract

The achievement of a good reliability of optical cables has required high fiber strength. The surface treatment of preforms as well as drawing conditions used in order to realize this improvement are described. The fiber drawing has been performed using a graphite resistance furnace which can be operated its top either closed or open. The contamination of fibers with particles produced by the furnace is explained for these two types of configuration. The results are expressed in terms of break frequency on a 10 km reference length, process defect origins and fiber length yields after proof testing at 0.9 % and 1.5 % elongation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0584, Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards, (15 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950970
Show Author Affiliations
J.-Y. Boniort, C.G.E. Research Center (France)
J. Leboucq, C.G.E. Research Center (France)
P. Bacle, C.G.E. Research Center (France)
C. Reinaudo, Compagnie Lyonnaise de Telecommunications Optiques (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0584:
Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards
Remy Bouillie, Editor(s)

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