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The Significance Of Glass Transition Temperature On Epdxy Resins For Fiber Optic Applications
Author(s): Thomas W. Tamulevich
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Paper Abstract

Since the development of fiber optics, epoxy resins have been used exclusively for bonding and potting optical fibers into a myriad of connectors and cast geometries. Along with describing some of these fiber optic epoxy applications, this paper will illustrate one of the outstanding characteristics of this family of bonding agents, the glass transition temperature. This thermodynamic and thermomechanical characteristic of epoxy resins is defined as the midpoint of the temperature region wherein the properties of epoxy resins change from those of a glassy state to those of a rubbery state. Furthermore, this paper will eliminate some of the mystique surrounding Tg, as the glass transition temperature is usually abbreviated, as well as highlight how the Tg is a useful engineering tool for selecting epoxy resin systems for optical fiber bonding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0703, Integration and Packaging of Optoelectronic Devices, (17 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.965191
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Thomas W. Tamulevich, Optical Fiber Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0703:
Integration and Packaging of Optoelectronic Devices
Davis H. Hartman; Robert L. Holman; Doyle P. Skinner, Editor(s)

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