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Phenomena associated to aging of silica optical fibers
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Paper Abstract

Four commercial single mode silica fibers were subjected to aging testing in hot water at different temperatures and durations. Static fatigue testing have showed an oscillating behaviour of fiber failure strength versus the aging duration, that may be explained through the structural relaxation phenomenon at the glass-polymer coating interface. For several aging durations, fibers appeared more resistant under static stress than the non-aged ones. The fiber strength measured dynamically, using a two point bending test, slightly decreased in the same aging conditions. Dynamic fatigue testing of as-aged fibers under permanent stress revealed an overall decrease of failure stress and a change of Weibull distribution towards a bi-modal dispersion. As-aged fibers presented a permanent curvature following aging treatment and drying.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5970, Photonic Applications in Devices and Communication Systems, 597001 (1 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.628282
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Irina Severin, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
R. El Abdi, LARMAUR, CNRS, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
M. Poulain, Lab. Mat. Photoniques, Univ. de Rennes I (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5970:
Photonic Applications in Devices and Communication Systems
Peter Mascher; John C. Cartledge; Andrew Peter Knights; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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