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Optical Engineering

Compact automated optical-fiber cross-connect module using micro-optical connectors and a fiber-handling robot
Author(s): Masato Mizukami; Nobuhide Tanaka; Kunihiko Sasakura; Kazumasa Kaneko
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Paper Abstract

We develop a compact automated fiber cross-connect module with micro-optical connectors that uses a fiber-handling robot to cross-connect any of 100 input optical fibers to any of 100 output fibers. The micro-optical connectors and fiber-handling robot make the module about a quarter of the size of a conventional automated cross-connect module. Experimental results show that the module's average cross-connection time is about 1 min and the initial insertion loss is less than 0.7 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(6) doi: 10.1117/1.1569245
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 6
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Masato Mizukami, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Nobuhide Tanaka, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Kunihiko Sasakura, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Kazumasa Kaneko, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)

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