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An Evaluation Of Fiber Optic Connectors For LAN Applications
Author(s): T. Wilson Whitehead; M. R. Guion
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Paper Abstract

The relationships between optical launch conditions (application) and fiber optic connector losses are developed. An analysis of fiber optic connection losses which covers eight factors such as ferrule hole eccentricity and hole diameter, fiber numerical aperture, and core diameter is given. The analysis is statistical in nature and based on a Monte Carlo computational method. The results of precise dimensional measurements of connector components are included in the evaluation. Specific examples for 62/125μm fiber connections are cited and the evaluation is extended to multi-connector LAN systems. The results of the analysis are compared with actual test results achieved with the connectors, and the use of the program to predict performance results in new or specific LAN applications is explained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0722, Components for Fiber Optic Applications, (14 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937657
Show Author Affiliations
T. Wilson Whitehead, Du Pont Connector Systems (United States)
M. R. Guion, Du Pont Connector Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0722:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications
Vincent J. Tekippe, Editor(s)

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