We demonstrate the relationship between coating temperature and fiber lifetime when high power is launched in tightly bent fibers. Coating temperature at the bend can thus be used as a relevant indicator for fiber reliability.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
M. Bigot-Astruc, P. Sillard, S. Gauchard, P. Le Roux, and E. Brandon, " Analysis of Coating Temperature Increase in Fibers under High Power and Tight Bending," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OFK4.