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Connectors For The Medium Loss Optical Waveguide System
Author(s): Kenneth M. Clark
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Paper Abstract

Before optical systems are fully operational, repeatable multi-channel quick-disconnect couplings must be a reality. This paper describes the performance and characteristics achieved with a connector for medium loss optical waveguides, "medium loss" being taken to mean 1000 to 100 dB/km and having a numerical aperature of around 0.50. The connectors described are conventional MIL-C-83723, modified to accept optical ferrules in lieu of the standard electrical contacts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1975
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0063, Guided Optical Communications, (6 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954478
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Kenneth M. Clark, Deutsch Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0063:
Guided Optical Communications
Frank L. Thiel, Editor(s)

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