Fiber Mechanical Considerations


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Fiber Mechanical Considerations
1010606Fiber Mechanical ConsiderationsOptical fibers, ideally, would be immune to environmental influences, mechanical stresses, and other effects. As is always the case, the system designer cannot ignore these issues. This chapter is included to provide some insight into the practical problems that can develop with these very long, thin slivers of glass. Finally, fibers have been deployed in telecom cables for decades, and statistics and lessons learned about the real-world mechanical properties are brought to light (pun intended) herein.The rules in this chapter provide som…
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John Lester Miller: Optical Communications Rules of Thumb. Fiber Mechanical Considerations, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export