Static Fatigue Reliability of Plastic Split Alignment Sleeve for Single-Mode Optical Connection

Yoshito SHUTO  Hirotsugu SATO  Shun-ichi TOHNO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E82-C    No.1    pp.66-71
Publication Date: 1999/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Electromechanical Devices and Their Materials)
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Keyword: 
optical connector,  injection molding,  split alignment sleeve,  epoxy resin,  

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Summary: 
The static fatigue parameters of plastic sleeves are determined by dynamic fatigue and destructive tests. The failure probability and lifetime of the plastic sleeve are estimated by using these parameters. No failure is expected for 20 years if the plastic sleeve is used in a normal atmosphere (23, 60%RH) and hot water (50).