The combined effect of temperature and humidity on the fatigue parameters and reliability of optical fiber

Janet L. Mrotek, Michael Matthewson

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Abstract

The lifetime of an optical fiber depends on its environment. Previous work extensively measured and characterized the separate effects of humidity and temperature on the fatigue parameters using three different kinetics models, but the combined effect has not been determined in detail. In this work, the details of how the fatigue parameters vary with temperature in a humid environment were investigated. It was found that the kinetics model parameters were different from values obtained elsewhere in liquid water. This may be the result of differences in the apparent activation energy for fatigue in liquid and vapor environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-273
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5465
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2004
EventReliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks II - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Apr 27 2004Apr 28 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Keywords

  • Humidity
  • Lifetime models
  • Optical fiber reliability
  • Temperature

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