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1 January 1992 Mechanical properties of aluminum fluoride glass fibers
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Proceedings Volume 1591, Infrared Fiber Optics III; (1992)
Event: OE Fiber, 1991, Boston, MA, United States
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.
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James Colaizzi, M. John Matthewson, Tariq Iqbal, and Mahmoud R. Shahriari "Mechanical properties of aluminum fluoride glass fibers", Proc. SPIE 1591, Infrared Fiber Optics III, (1 January 1992);

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