Perry, Marcus and Niewczas, Pawel and Johnston, Michael and Cook, Kevin and Canning, John (2012) Mechanical strength of silica fiber splices after exposure to extreme temperatures. [Proceedings Paper]
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By using a combination of type-I and regenerated gratings, the mechanical strength of optical fiber splices after exposure to temperatures over 1300 C was characterized. Splice strength was found to decrease with temperature with a secondorder polynomial dependence after exposure to environments hotter than 500 C. Splices exposed to temperatures above 1300 C were 80% more fragile than non-exposed splices. The lack of optical attenuation and the narrowing distribution of breaking strengths for higher temperatures suggest surface damage mechanisms, such as hydrolysis, play a key role in weakening post-heating and that damage mechanisms dominate over strengthening induced by crack melting.
|Item type:||Proceedings Paper|
|Keywords:||mechanical strength , silica fiber splices , exposure, extreme temperatures, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 Dec 2012 14:51|
|Last modified:||27 Mar 2014 14:38|
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