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Hermetically Coated Optical Fibers For Adverse Environments
Author(s): R G Huff; F V DiMarcello
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Paper Abstract

Two long-term reliability issues for silica based optical waveguides used in adverse environments are strength degradation by static fatigue and optical loss increases due to hydrogen diffusion into the lightguide structure. Hermetic coatings can prevent the reaction of OH and H2 with the optical fiber thus overcoming these long-term aging effects which can degrade fiber performance. Processing techniques for the in-line deposition of a hermetic coating will be discussed and fiber performance evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0867, Optical Devices in Adverse Environments, (8 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965061
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R G Huff, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
F V DiMarcello, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0867:
Optical Devices in Adverse Environments
Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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