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Underwater matable connector with single-mode fibers
Author(s): Arne Berg
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Paper Abstract

The developed underwater mateable fibreoptic connector prevents contamination of the optical coupling endfaces, withstands the hydrostatic pressure and provide optical alignment with a repeatability of 0,1 micron. Optical interfaces and high precision parts are protected by silicone grease, both in a mated and demated position. The measured transmission loss using single mode fibre is below 0,5 dB after ten matings in a mixture of water and 1% drilling mud. Hydrostatic pressure of 200 bars did not have any influence on connector performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135395
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Arne Berg, Optoplan AS (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1580:
Fiber Optic Components and Reliability
Paul M. Kopera; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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