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Fiber fusion splicer for 12-fiber ribbon
Author(s): Hideki Watanabe; Yasukazu Toimoto; Keiji Oda
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a high precision fusion splicer, which can instantly splice a 12-fiber ribbon at the maximum. By automatic inspection on a fiber ribbon at the stage of pre/post splicing, a estimated splice loss can be inferred through calculation. In the case of splicing a 12-fiber ribbon, the resultant splice losses averaged 0.03 dB, while 2 min. were required for splicing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1817, Optical Communications, (28 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131345
Show Author Affiliations
Hideki Watanabe, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yasukazu Toimoto, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Keiji Oda, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1817:
Optical Communications
Bor-Uei Chen; Steven S. Cheng, Editor(s)

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