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Test Conditions For Fiber Optic Connectors And Splices
Author(s): William L. Schumacher
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Paper Abstract

Determining insertion loss and assessing the relative quality of fiber optic connectors and splices should be a simple matter. It should be, - but it isn't. Too many other elements are being confused with the basic quality level assessment. Fiber test methods and philosophy are being applied to insertion loss testing. System budgeting concerns are causing designers to look at insertion loss specifications for guidance, but variations in system structure and com-ponents cause variations in the losses exhibited by a specific connector or splice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0326, Fiber Optics: Technology '82, (15 October 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933335
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William L. Schumacher, AMP Incorporated (United States)


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

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