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Aging behavior of fibers
Author(s): Tarja T. Volotinen; Hakan H. Yuce; Rolf A. Frantz
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we studied aged fibers using several different techniques: dynamic tensile testing, two-point bending, an AFM, and a scanning electron microscope (SEM). In particular, we sought to identify the mechanical causes of the low fiber strengths measured after nine months of aging in 80 degree(s)C water. By using a SEM to look at the broken ends and at the glass surface close to the breaks with the lowest failure stress, we gathered new information about the condition of the glass surface of the aged fibers.

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Date Published: 18 November 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163771
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Tarja T. Volotinen, Ericsson Cables (Sweden)
Hakan H. Yuce, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Rolf A. Frantz, Bell Communications Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1973:
Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability
Vincent J. Tekippe; John P. Varachi Jr., Editor(s)

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