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Environmental Testing Of Fused Fiber Couplers
Author(s): Lynda M. Johnson; Kevin L. Sweeney; Kevin M . Schmidt; Jeff D. Muhs; Sara H. Lee; Simon C. Cowley; Paul M. Kopera; Robert L. Holman
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Paper Abstract

The longterm reliability of fused fiber optic couplers is becoming an increasingly critical issue as the number of fiber optic systems being installed continues to rise. Components used in such systems are expected to meet their performance specifications over time periods measured in years. Maintaining such periods of stable and lasting environmental performance requires that particularly strong attention be paid to the component failure modes. In the case of fused fiber couplers, the specific steps of the manufacturing process and the design of the component package can interact in complex ways to influence environmental sensitivity and instigate performance failures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0842, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.968186
Show Author Affiliations
Lynda M. Johnson, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
Kevin L. Sweeney, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
Kevin M . Schmidt, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
Jeff D. Muhs, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
Sara H. Lee, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
Simon C. Cowley, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
Paul M. Kopera, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
Robert L. Holman, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0842:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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