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Fiber Optic Couplers And Connectors For Underwater And Deep Sea Applications
Author(s): Gabriel M. Giannini
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Paper Abstract

Connection of optical fibers underwater and at deep ocean locations present a variety of problems which are not generally found on the surface of the earth. Among many others, these may be grouped into two general categories. Problems intrinsic of the environment such as those presented be seawater, its reflective index, the presence of silt and turbidity and its corrosive effect upon both fibers and lenses. Problems caused by the difficulties encountered by underwater operators, either human or robots, in effecting the basically delicate operations in coupling and uncoupling. A variety of solutions and configurations developed for underwater use are described including cases in which the signal is transmitted from one fiber to another at the same pressure level and cases where the signal is transmitted across a pressure barrier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0479, Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology, (1 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942795
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Gabriel M. Giannini, Giannini Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0479:
Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology
Carl A. Villarruel, Editor(s)

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