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Strength of silica optical fibre subjected to chemical environment
Author(s): Irina Severin; Rochdi El Abdi; Marcel Poulain; Mihai Caramihai
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Paper Abstract

Based on the increased interest for optical fibres development for the use in smart structures and sensors, this study has aimed to investigate the chemical reliability of standard commercial epoxy-acrylate polymer coated fibres subjected to aggressive chemical reagents in gaseous and liquid phase, such as acetylene, ammoniac, dimethyl sulfoxide. Multimode optical fibre was exposed to gaseous reagents for different durations after prior vide exposure. Tensile testing results were treated using Weibull statistics. A comparison of mean failure strength of as-aged fibres to the water influence for similar exposure duration has revealed the highest sensitivity to dimethyl sulfoxide reagent.

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Date Published: 9 November 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7853, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications IV, 785312 (9 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871757
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Irina Severin, Politechnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Rochdi El Abdi, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Marcel Poulain, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Mihai Caramihai, Politechnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7853:
Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications IV
Brian Culshaw; Yanbiao Liao; Anbo Wang; Xiaoyi Bao; Xudong Fan; Lin Zhang, Editor(s)

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