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Fracture Surface Analysis of Optical Fibers

  • J. J. Mecholsky
  • S. W. Freiman
  • S. M. Morey


The fracture markings on glass fiber surfaces are shown to be quantitatively related to the strength, and time to failure. In addition, examination of fracture initiating defects is shown to aid in trouble shooting in optical fiber research as well as improvement of production procedures.


Fracture Surface Optical Fiber Silica Fiber Proof Stress Fracture Origin 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Mecholsky
    • 1
  • S. W. Freiman
    • 1
  • S. M. Morey
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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