Accession Number : AD0777118

Title :   Optimization of Optical Waveguides Strength Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Feb 73-Mar 74,

Corporate Author : CORNING GLASS WORKS N Y

Personal Author(s) : Maurer,R. D. ; Miller,R. A. ; Smith,D. D. ; Trondsen,J. C.

Report Date : 28 MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A tensile test and testing procedures were developed and used to evaluate the effects of lubricants, coatings and reeling conditions on glass fiber strength. The results indicated that fiber failure always originated at surface imperfections and that the appropriate lubricants and coatings could preserve fiber strength by affording some degree of protection to the fiber surface. Fiber strength was also found to be a function of the reeling parameters. Attempts to predict the strength of long lengths of fiber from short gage length data were inconclusive. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Strength(Mechanics), Test methods, Tensile strength, Stresses, Defects(Materials), Protective coatings, Lubricants

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE