Stresses in Dual-Coated Optical Fibers

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E. Suhir

AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J. 07974

J. Appl. Mech 55(4), 822-830 (Dec 01, 1988) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3173728 History: Received November 16, 1987; Revised May 15, 1988; Online July 21, 2009


We examine several problems related to the mechanical behavior of dual-coated optical fibers: low temperature microbending, evaluation of spring constant due to coating layers, strength of the end portions of fibers clamped in termination fixtures, and prediction of stresses caused by the misalignment of the openings in the frame and the termination fixture. The developed formulas are simple, easy-to-use and clearly indicate the role of the major factors affecting the mechanical behavior of the fibers. The obtained results can be of help in physical design of dual-coated fibers and optical interconnections.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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