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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2002
  • pp: 1649–1653

Determination of Interfacial Shear Strength Between the Glass Fiber and Primary Coating in Double-Coated Optical Fibers from Mechanical Strip Forces

Sham-Tsong Shiue  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 9, pp. 1649-1653 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.001649


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Abstract

We propose a method of determining interfacial shear strength between the glass fiber and primary coating in double-coated optical fibers. A commercial stripper is used to mechanically strip the polymeric coatings. It consists of two hinged arms and a pair of blades with a semicircular bore. In the mechanical stripping process the relationship between the strip force and stripper displacement is measured. The interfacial shear strength between the glass fiber and primary coating is then determined from this relationship. The measured interfacial shear strength increases with the increasing stripping rate. It is found that measured results are compatible with theoretical results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

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Sham-Tsong Shiue, "Determination of Interfacial Shear Strength Between the Glass Fiber and Primary Coating in Double-Coated Optical Fibers from Mechanical Strip Forces," Appl. Opt. 41, 1649-1653 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-9-1649


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