Strength degradation of lightguide fibres in room temperature water

C. R. Kurkjian, M. J. Matthewson

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Abstract

A fused silica optical fibre which shows 25% strength degradation in 2.3 days at 100°C, shows similar degradation after 9 years at 25°C. This is predictable using an activation energy of 90 kJ.mol-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-762
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Life testing
  • Optical fibres

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