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Low-loss splices between different fibers
Author(s): Conleth Denis Hussey; Kenneth P. Oakley
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Paper Abstract

Dispersion compensating fibre (DCF) and high NA fibre (HNA) can be fusion spliced to standard communications single mode fibre (SMF) with considerably reduced splice losses if the cores on both sides of the splice are adiabatically diffused. Overall losses of 0.2 dB and 0.05 dB for DCF/SMF and HNA/SMF splices, respectively, have been repeatably achieved with this technique. With an alternative adiabatic splice fattening technique, small diameter fibre (80/5.3 mm) can be fusion spliced to standard communications fibre (125/9.5 mm) with losses as low as 0.6 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4876, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463687
Show Author Affiliations
Conleth Denis Hussey, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Kenneth P. Oakley, Institute of Technology Tallaght (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4876:
Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications
Vincent Toal; Norman Douglas McMillan; Gerard M. O'Connor; Eon O'Mongain; Austin F. Duke; John F. Donegan; James A. McLaughlin; Brian D. MacCraith; Werner J. Blau, Editor(s)

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