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Parametric Study Of Thermal Effects On Fiber Optic Arc Fusion Splicing
Author(s): Paul Ruffin; Walter Frost; Wayne Long; Xiaoling Fan
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Paper Abstract

Acknowledgement: The assistance and support of the MICOM Army Missile Command is gratefully appreciated. An analytical model of the arc fusion splicing process for high silica fiber optic filaments is being developed. This model facilitates systematic investigations on the effects of splicing control variables on the optical and physical splice properties. The analytical model is briefly reviewed along with experimental results used to validate the model. Modifications made to improve the model's fidelity are discussed along with their impact. Results of parametric studies focusing on thermal properties of the model are given along with analysis of the effects of residual and imposed stresses. Plans for continued model improvements and further analysis are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1180, Tests, Measurements, and Characterization of Electro-Optic Devices and Systems, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963459
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Ruffin, MICOM/U.S. Army (United States)
Walter Frost, FWG Associates, Inc. (United States)
Wayne Long, BDM, Inc. (United States)
Xiaoling Fan, FWG Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1180:
Tests, Measurements, and Characterization of Electro-Optic Devices and Systems
Shekhar G. Wadekar, Editor(s)

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