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Design And Testing Of The Lightlock Fiber Optic Splice
Author(s): T. W. Whitehead; C. A. Fedetz; A. S. Root; J. G. Smith
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Paper Abstract

A one-piece molded mechanical splice was developed for easy use in field installations with minimal power loss. The splice is convenient for installing "pigtailed" transmitters, receivers, couplers, splitters and connectors to local area network cable plants. This paper explains the splice design concept and selection of materials for the part, development of a fiber cleaving tool and the index matching material. Dynamic optical test results for the splice using 62/125gm fiber with 900gm buffer are reported for the temperature range -40 to 70°C at 850nm, as well as normal losses at 25°C. Tensile strength measurements for the splice assembly are also given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1176, Components for Fiber Optic Applications IV, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963304
Show Author Affiliations
T. W. Whitehead, DuPont Electronics (United States)
C. A. Fedetz, DuPont Electronics (United States)
A. S. Root, DuPont Electronics (United States)
J. G. Smith, DuPont Engineering Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1176:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications IV
Paul M. Kopera, Editor(s)

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