Room temperature strength degradation of optical fibers

Charles R. Kurkjian, Hakan H. Yuce, M. John Matthewson

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The strength degradation of lightguide fibers has been studied over a range of elevated temperatures and at room temperature. Using these data we show that accelerated testing can be used to predict ambient temperature behavior. An activation energy of approximately 90 kJ.mol -1 describes the shift in corresponding times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsHakan H. Yuce, Dilip K. Paul, Roger A. Greenwell
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Network Engineering and Integrity - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Oct 24 1995Oct 25 1995

Publication series

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


OtherOptical Network Engineering and Integrity
CityPhiladelphia, PA, 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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