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Reliability of passive optical components
Author(s): B. G. LeFevre
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Paper Abstract

Although the service reliability of passive optical components has been quite good, methods for predicting reliability have not been developed for them as they have for fiber. There is a growing need for methods of predicting failure rates 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. The methods will have to be based on accelerated tests derived from life-stress models appropriate for the known failure modes. This paper deals with the application of these basic principles to fiber optic connectors and splices. The common failure modes are reviewed and guidelines are proposed for developing reliability prediction methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10272, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: A Critical Review, 1027208 (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.181376
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B. G. LeFevre, AT&T Network Cable Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10272:
Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: A Critical Review
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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