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Use of fatigue measurements for fiber lifetime prediction
Author(s): Hakan H. Yuce; Felix P. Kapron
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Paper Abstract

Confident estimation of the lifetime of fibers in different service conditions requires the accumulation of a considerable body of measurement data. One must first define the expected worst-case service conditions with respect to the environment, and then test in these conditions. An experimental program aimed at defining the effects of adverse environments in achieving long service lifetime of optical fibers in tension and bending configurations was conducted. Both static fatigue & dynamic fatigue data were taken and analyzed for commercially available optical fibers. The fibers were tested in 85° C and relative humidities of 45% & 94% for bending and in 23° C and humidities of 45% & 90% for tension applications. The resulting parameters were compared with each other and were shown how they may be utilized for lifetime prediction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24691
Show Author Affiliations
Hakan H. Yuce, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Felix P. Kapron, Bell Communications Research (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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