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Reliability of optical connectors and splices
Author(s): William W. Wood
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Paper Abstract

Although current splices and connectors are proving to be quite reliable there is definite room for improvement. The major issue in reliability is continuing quality assurance of the assembly processes. We need connectors that do not generate debris as they are coupled. Connectors must latch positively and they must retain physical contact throughout the range of environmental conditions to which they are exposed. We also need a better understanding of the processes that determine the reliability of the reflectance performance: bonding of the fibers into the ferrule, and polishing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168637
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William W. Wood, Bell Communications Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2074:
Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments
Dilip K. Paul; Hakan H. Yuce, Editor(s)

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