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Cost and performance considerations for mass optical fiber splicing systems
Author(s): Joerg Reinhardt; Don Larson
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the cost and performance issues of mass splicing as compared to discrete fiber splicing. There are several variables in the telco decision to deploy mass splicing. Performance and cost factors for both mass mechanical and mass fusion are evaluated compared to currently available discrete fiber splicing technology. New mass splicing systems offer an attractive option for splicing cables of lower fiber counts than previously considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163785
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Joerg Reinhardt, 3M ET Lab. (Germany)
Don Larson, 3M Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1973:
Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability
Vincent J. Tekippe; John P. Varachi Jr., Editor(s)

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