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Fiber Optic Field Splice
Author(s): Dennis M. Knecht; W. John Carlsen; Paul Melman
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Paper Abstract

The most common method of splicing low loss optical fibers is fusion splicing. To those who actually do the splicing, this technique is difficult at best. The GTE elastomeric splice is intended as an alternate solution to eliminate the difficulties encountered in field splicing. Aside from cable preparation, a splice can be completed in less than three minutes. Initial production runs show losses of 0.12 dB max and an average of 0.09 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0326, Fiber Optics: Technology '82, (15 October 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933334
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis M. Knecht, GTE Connector Products Operation (United States)
W. John Carlsen, GTE Laboratories (United States)
Paul Melman, GTE Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0326:
Fiber Optics: Technology '82
Claire E. Loscoe, Editor(s)

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