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Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors
Author(s): Dennis M. Knecht; W. John Carlsen; Paul Melman
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Paper Abstract

A low loss, field installable, expanded beam fiber optic connector has been developed for both commercial and military use. The design includes a lens insert capable of producing losses less than 0.7 dB and can be easily installed in the field without polishing of fiber ends or use of index matching fluid at the interface between connectors. The connector has been designed for single fiber or multiple fiber applications as well as connectors with a combination of electrical and fiber optic contacts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0326, Fiber Optics: Technology '82, (15 October 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933332
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis M. Knecht, GTE Connector Products Operation (United States)
W. John Carlsen, GTE Laboratories (United States)
Paul Melman, GTE Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0326:
Fiber Optics: Technology '82
Claire E. Loscoe, Editor(s)

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