Dependence of fiber strength on time, temperature, and relative humidity

Charles R. Kurkjian, Daryl Inniss, M. John Matthewson, P. K. Gupta

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Abstract

The most critical variable affecting the strength of silica lightguides is the availability of water to the fiber surface. The detailed response to the activity of water at constant temperature is unknown. It has been suggested that both the relative humidity dependence of the strength and the failure time are power functions. While a qualitative understanding of the time, temperature and water pressure dependence of strength has been achieved, a more quantitative understanding is required in order to develop a model which will allow predictions to be made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages54-55
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0819416142, 9780819416148
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventFiber Optic Materials and Components - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 28 1994Jul 29 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2290

Other

OtherFiber Optic Materials and Components
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/28/947/29/94

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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