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Novel shape memory alloy optical fibre connection method
Author(s): G. Trouillard; P. Zivojinovic; R. Cerutti; X. Pruneau Godmaire; E. Weynant
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the capacity and quality of a shape memory alloy device is demonstrated for installation and connection of 125-μm to 1000-μm optical fibres. The new mechanical splice has the particularity of using a very simple tool for aligning and holding the cladding of fibres itself without the need of glue. Optimend main characteristics are its small dimensions (few millimetres), reusability, glueless, ruggedness, low temperature variation, heat dissipation and ease of use. These properties are very suitable for many optical fibre applications where both quick and reliable connections are desirable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7598, Optical Components and Materials VII, 75980I (25 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841011
Show Author Affiliations
G. Trouillard, Phasoptx Inc. (Canada)
P. Zivojinovic, Phasoptx Inc. (Canada)
R. Cerutti, Phasoptx Inc. (Canada)
X. Pruneau Godmaire, Phasoptx Inc. (Canada)
E. Weynant, Phasoptx Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7598:
Optical Components and Materials VII
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet; John W. Glesener; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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