Location

Snowmass Village, CO

Start Date

1-1-1995 12:00 AM

Description

Optical communication has grown rapidly over recent years, increasing the demand for optical fibers. In optical cable production, separate optical fibers are often collected in the form of a ribbon before they are shielded inside a cable. Ribbons are used because they can be connected to each other more easily and quicker than a bundle of separate fibers. The ribbons do not tolerate mechanical tensions so they have to be protected by some kind of rigid structure.

Volume

14B

Chapter

Chapter 5: Engineered Materials

Section

Composite Defects

Pages

1355-1358

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-1987-4_173

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Optical Profiling of Diffusively Reflective Polyethylene Rods Used in Fiber

Snowmass Village, CO

Optical communication has grown rapidly over recent years, increasing the demand for optical fibers. In optical cable production, separate optical fibers are often collected in the form of a ribbon before they are shielded inside a cable. Ribbons are used because they can be connected to each other more easily and quicker than a bundle of separate fibers. The ribbons do not tolerate mechanical tensions so they have to be protected by some kind of rigid structure.