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Mechanical behavior of silica optical fibers coated with low-index low-surface energy perfluorinated polymer
Author(s): Anna B. Wojcik; M. John Matthewson; Lisa C. Klein; Paul R. Foy; Elias Snitzer; Ka Pak Wong
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Paper Abstract

Two formulations based on perfluorinated polymer were prepared for use as UV-curable optical cladding for silica fibers. In the first formulation an adhesion promoting agent based on fluoroacrylate resin was synthesized and mixed with the experimental product Defensa 7702++ in order to promote wetting and chemical adhesion to the silica fibers. In the second formulation, wetting and physical adhesion between the liquid coating and the silica fibers were achieved by increasing the viscosity of the starting coating by addition of unsaturated perfluorinated polymer into Defensa. Both formulations were used as primary coatings on dual coated silica optical fibers. The mechanical behavior of the formulations was characterized by the strip test, the pull-out test and zero stress aging in 90 degrees Celsius pH 7 buffer. The results show that both formulations exhibit better wetting-adhesion characteristics than unmodified starting coating and that the strength degradation during zero- stress aging was lower for the fiber coated with the formulation of higher viscosity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230099
Show Author Affiliations
Anna B. Wojcik, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
M. John Matthewson, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Lisa C. Klein, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Paul R. Foy, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Elias Snitzer, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Ka Pak Wong, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2611:
Optical Network Engineering and Integrity
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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