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The Effect of Fiber Geometry Control on Single-Mode Fiber Splice and Connector Losses
Author(s): Aaron J. Johnson; William T. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we study the effect of three fiber geometrical parameters- cladding diameter, cladding noncircularity, and core concentricity error- on two generic types of splicing or connectorization systems. For the first geometry, based upon a cylindrical ferrule, the cladding outside diameter is the most important single parameter, and the performance of the splice can be improved significantly if the width of the distributions of cladding diameters can be reduced. The second geometry, based upon a multifiber array splice, is more sensitive to cladding noncircularity. For both types of splices, the core concentricity error is relatively unimportant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963392
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Aaron J. Johnson, Bellcore (United States)
William T. Anderson, Bellcore (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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