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Reliability of Optical Fibres and Components : Final Report of Cost 246 - Tarja Volotinen

Reliability of Optical Fibres and Components

Final Report of Cost 246

By: Tarja Volotinen (Editor), Willem Griffioen (Editor), Michel Gadonna (Editor), Hans G. Limberger (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th May 1999
ISBN: 9781852331474
Number Of Pages: 423

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Reliability of Optical Fibres and Components reports the findings of COST 246 (1993-1998) - European research initiative in the field of optical telecommunications. Experts in the materials and reliability field of optical fibres and components have contributed to this unique study programme. The results, conclusions and achievements of their work have been obtained through joint experimentation and discussion with representatives from manufacturing and research groups. Topics covered include:

- lifetime estimation;

- failure mechanisms;

- ageing test methods;

- field data and service environments for components.

For the first time the reader can explore the reliability of products and examine the results and conclusions in published form. This comprehensive volume is intended to provide a deeper understanding of the reliability of optical fibres and components. The book will be extremely useful to all scientists and practitioners involved in the industry.

Introduction and General Information about COST and the COST 246 Actionp. 1
Reliability of Optical Fibres and Componentsp. 15
Optical Fibres (WG1.1)p. 37
Handleability of Aged Fibres (WG1.1 SG1)p. 79
Ageing Tests (WG1.1 SG2)p. 101
Fusion Splices Reliability(WG1.1 SG3)p. 145
Lifetime Estimation and B-Value (WG1.1 SG4)p. 181
Cables and Outside- Plant Components (WG1.2)p. 245
Connecting and Branching Components (WG2)p. 289
Fibre Bragg Grating Components (WG4)p. 325
List of publications of COST 246p. 385
COST 246 Participant Index with contact addressesp. 392
MoU of COST 246p. 398
Information of COST Framework and Telecommunicationsp. 409
Subject Indexp. 419
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ISBN: 9781852331474
ISBN-10: 185233147X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 423
Published: 28th May 1999
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.62

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