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How are fiber optic cables affected with time?

  1. Sep 6, 2013 #1
    Does anyone know of some good references regarding how fiber optics are effected while aging in the field? What determines the life span of a fiber installation? Specifically, what causes the signal quality to degrade, and how quickly does it degrade. (That is, how does the attenuation across the line change with time). I'm having a hard time finding any good reference material, It would be great if anyone was aware of something.

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  3. Sep 19, 2013 #2


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