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Corroded pristine optical fibers studied with an atomic force microscope
Author(s): Daryl Inniss; Qian Zhong
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Paper Abstract

Aging uncoated pristine silica fibers in the vapor of hydrofluoric acid results in the formation of spatially resolved surface etch pits as determined by atomic force microscope images, and mechanical strength reduction. Modeling the strength controlling flaws as partially embedded hemispheres results in good agreement of measured and calculated strength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168633
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Daryl Inniss, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Qian Zhong, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2074:
Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments
Dilip K. Paul; Hakan H. Yuce, Editor(s)

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