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A layered fiber optic cable having a compressible layer for protecting the fiber optic core from damaging displacement due to force from the freezing of trapped ambient water. As ambient water within a protective conduit freezes, the water expands, applying a force on the fiber optic cable within the conduit. The compressible layer absorbs the expansion of the freezing water by compressing, therefore minimizing displacement of the fiber optic core and resulting signal degradation.

Title
Compressible layer for fiber optic cable
Application Number
10/838661
Publication Number
7016585 (B2)
Application Date
May 4, 2004
Publication Date
March 21, 2006
Inventor
Steven Ryals
Pinson
AL, US
Frederick Diggle III
Birmingham
AL, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould
Assignee
BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
DE, US
IPC
G02B 6/22
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