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Strength and reliability of silica optical fibers for automotive communication networks
Author(s): Eric A. Lindholm; Edward Warych; Daniel Whelan
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Paper Abstract

Demand for new safety, sensor, control, information and entertainment technologies in automobiles is stretching the data rate limits of communication networks using conventional wiring and plastic-based fibers. Thus far, the switch to high-bandwidth glass optical fibers has been hindered by concerns about the fiber’s reliability. In this study, we present zero-stress aging data for glass optical fibers with different protective coatings exposed to environmental conditions relevant to the automotive industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5663, Photonics in the Automobile, (16 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.596915
Show Author Affiliations
Eric A. Lindholm, OFS Specialty Photonics (United States)
Edward Warych, OFS Specialty Photonics (United States)
Daniel Whelan, OFS Specialty Photonics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5663:
Photonics in the Automobile
Thomas P. Pearsall, Editor(s)

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