Optical fiber mechanical testing techniques

  title={Optical fiber mechanical testing techniques},
  author={Michael Matthewson},
  booktitle={Optics East},
  • M. Matthewson
  • Published in Optics East 8 September 1993
  • Materials Science, Engineering
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… 
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