Humidity Dependence of the Fatigue of High-Strength Fused Silica Optical Fibers

Abstract

Strength and dynamic fatigue behavior of silica fibers has been measured as a function of ambient humidity. Bare and polymer-coated fibers were compared to determine the influence of the coating. The results verify earlier work that suggests the degradation reaction is approximately second order with respect to humidity. However, we verify this result using… (More)

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@inproceedings{Armstrong2000HumidityDO, title={Humidity Dependence of the Fatigue of High-Strength Fused Silica Optical Fibers}, author={Janet L. Armstrong and Charles R. Kurkjian}, year={2000} }