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Failure mechanisms and reliability of fiber optic connectors and splices
Author(s): Bruce G. LeFevre
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Paper Abstract

Methods have not yet been developed for predicting the reliability of fiber optic connectors and splices even though they have been installed in increasing numbers over the last decade. There is a need for failure rate prediction methods as these components move into new areas of existing networks and new applications where they will be subjected to a broad range of service environments. These methods must be based on accelerated tests derived in many cases from life-stress models and on statistical models appropriate for the known failure modes. This paper deals with the application of these basic principles to fiber optic connectors and splices. Guidelines are proposed for developing prediction methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163783
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Bruce G. LeFevre, AT&T Bell Labs. (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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