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30 April 2003 Historical overview and latest results: 30 years of silica glass fiber reliability
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In this paper we present a brief historical review, including a discussion of some of the advances we think have been made in the area of mechanical reliability of lightguide fibers. Fatigue and aging of these fibers are reviewed in detail. It is shown that these processes are fundamental to the silica glass itself, at least under normal environmental conditions. It is suggested that the single most important outstanding issue is the determination of the presence of fatigue and/or aging limits. If these limits are shown to exist in general, or at least under certain conditions, a major simplification of lifetime analysis will have been accomplished.
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Charles R. Kurkjian "Historical overview and latest results: 30 years of silica glass fiber reliability", Proc. SPIE 4940, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks, (30 April 2003);

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