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Ionic effects on silica optical fiber strength and models for fatigue
Author(s): Vincenzo V. Rondinella; M. John Matthewson
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Paper Abstract

The strength and fatigue behavior of bulk fused silica is well understood in terms of the growth of microcracks under the combined influence of stress and environmental attack. The behavior of high strength, flaw free silica optical fiber shows significant differences from the bulk material for poorly understood reasons making long term predictions unreliable. It is known that silica fiber strength and fatigue are sensitive to such environmental parameters as temperature, humidity and pH. However, this paper presents results which also show a sensitivity to ionic species in the environment. These results are interpreted in terms of possible models for the fiber behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24684
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Vincenzo V. Rondinella, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
M. John Matthewson, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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