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Effects of temperature variations on loose-tube and tight-buffered optical fibre cables
Author(s): M. M. Ramsay; James G. Titchmarsh
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Paper Abstract

The temperature-related processes that affect the performance of loose-tube and tight-buffered optical fiber cables are considered with particular attention given to the limits on optical performance. The equations for maximum cable strain are given for loose-tube cables, aerial cables, military tactical cables, and avionic cables, and specific reference is given to the typical range of operating conditions for each. Small perturbations of the fiber axis - brought about by changes in cable length and/or polymer modulus - can cause large radiative losses, and changes are proposed for the fibers that mitigate these effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1314, Fibre Optics '90, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21974
Show Author Affiliations
M. M. Ramsay, STC Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
James G. Titchmarsh, STC Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1314:
Fibre Optics '90
P. McGeehin, Editor(s)

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