Mechanical properties of aluminum fluoride glass fibers

James Colaizzi, M. J. Matthewson, Tariq Iqbal, M. R. Shahriari

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The effect of high temperature aqueous solutions of various pH values on the mechanical properties of polymer coated optical fibers of an aluminum fluoride-based composition are examined. It was found that such fibers retain much more strength when aged in these aqueous environments than fibers of the more common zirconium fluoride-based composition. The aging is not affected by pH unless the fiber is under stress, in which case a low pH solution decreases the time to failure of the fiber. In static fatigue, the time to failure of the aluminum fluoride-based fibers is 20 times greater than that of the zirconium fluoride-based fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJames A. Harrington, Abraham Katzir
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0819407224
StatePublished - 1992
EventInfrared Fiber Optics III - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Sep 5 1991Sep 6 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherInfrared Fiber Optics III
CityBoston, MA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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