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29 December 1999 Lifetime of fiber Bragg gratings under cyclic fatigue
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Proceedings Volume 3848, Optical Fiber Reliability and Testing; (1999)
Event: Photonics East '99, 1999, Boston, MA, United States
We present results on optical and mechanical stability of single-layered acrylate coated fiber Bragg gratings produced on a draw tower, and exposed to high temperature annealing and to cyclic loading. Optical stability was assessed in terms of strain response and reflectivity changes with annealing temperatures up to 400 degree(s)C. Cyclic loading of Bragg gratings with mean stresses between 2.4 GPa and 3.0 GPa was compared with predictions made by using power-law based crack growth theory with parameters obtained by dynamic tensile tests. Comparison with theory confirms predicted strength decrease and lifetime reduction.
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Pascal Mauron, Philipp M. Nellen, Urs J. Sennhauser, Michael N. Trutzel, Daniel Betz, Lothar Staudigel, Volker Hagemann, and Manfred Rothhardt "Lifetime of fiber Bragg gratings under cyclic fatigue", Proc. SPIE 3848, Optical Fiber Reliability and Testing, (29 December 1999);

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