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8 September 1993 Optical fiber mechanical testing techniques
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Proceedings Volume 10272, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: A Critical Review; 1027205 (1993)
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
This paper reviews the common techniques for mechanical testing of optical fiber specimens and compares and contrasts their attributes. Any technique must be able to grip the specimens without causing failure at the grips. The techniques generally fall into two categories; uniaxial tensile testing in which the fibers must be gripped carefully, and bending techniques which reduce the local stress at the grips. The former techniques generally give results that are easier to interpret due to the homogeneous stress field but are experimentally the least convenient. In contrast, bending techniques are experimentally convenient, but due to the inhomogeneous nature of the stress field developed and the short fiber test lengths, may not be as useful as tension for some purposes.
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M. John Matthewson "Optical fiber mechanical testing techniques", Proc. SPIE 10272, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: A Critical Review, 1027205 (8 September 1993);

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