Simple model for frozen-in viscoelastic stress in optical fibers

In Hee Shin, Seongmin Ju, Suhas Poyyil Veetil, Won Taek Han, Dug Young Kim

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We have measured residual stress in a commercial single mode optical fiber and observed its relaxation in an annealing process with a polariscopic stress measurement method. After annealing the fiber for an hour at various high temperatures in a specially made image furnace we have measured the temperature dependent relaxation of frozen-in viscoelastic stress in the fiber. We have proposed a simple physical model to explain recently observed relaxation of frozen-in viscoelastic stress in optical fibers based on the Kelvin-Voigt model of viscoelastic materials. The experimental results are explained with our model of frozen-in viscoelastic stress by introducing simplified four-step procedures for fiber drawing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2504-2508
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Creative Research Initiatives (3D Nano Optical Imaging Systems Research Group) of MOST/KOSEF.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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