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Reliability of fluoride fiber module for optical amplifier use
Author(s): Yoshiki Nishida; Kazuo Fujiura; Terutoshi Kanamori; Makoto Shimizu; Makoto Yamada; Yasutaka Ohishi
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Paper Abstract

The reliability of a fluoride fiber module generally depends on three factors. They are the lifetime of the fluoride fiber under practical environmental conditions, the reliability of the splice between fluoride and silica fiber in terms of low-loss and low-reflection, and the effectiveness with which the packaging prevents moisture damage. The first factor depends strongly on the fluoride fiber strength. We describe a technique for fabricating fluoride fiber with improved strength and then estimate its lifetime using a static fatigue test. We evaluate the remaining two factors by applying the recommended reliability test program to the fiber modules. We describe the structure of our fluoride fiber module and present the reliability test results with reference to the Bellcore Technical Advisory TA-NWT-001221.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1999
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 10295, Reliability of Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Systems: A Critical Review, 1029503 (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361078
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshiki Nishida, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Kazuo Fujiura, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Terutoshi Kanamori, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Makoto Shimizu, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Makoto Yamada, NTT Electronics Corp. (Japan)
Yasutaka Ohishi, NTT Electronics Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10295:
Reliability of Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Systems: A Critical Review
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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