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Tests and results of active alignment fiber optic connectors for space usage
Author(s): Lisa J. McMurray
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Paper Abstract

There exist commercially available fiber optic connectors which are capable of extremely low insertion losses per mated pair due to the utilization of a unique process of optical centering and crimping during termination. We have identified both single-fiber and multi-fiber connectors which utilize this process and have acquired a fabrication line which is capable of performing the active alignment termination process. This paper discusses tests and results required for space usage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2811, Photonics for Space Environments IV, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254045
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Lisa J. McMurray, Lockheed Martin Astronautics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2811:
Photonics for Space Environments IV
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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