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Improvements In ST Compatible Technology
Author(s): Paul J Slaney
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Paper Abstract

As STc) connectors become popular in a diversified connector market, emphasis is being placed on economics related to connector and termination costs, along with performance. As users become better educated in connector technologies, manufacturers must constantly improve on existing technologies while further endeavoring to create better, more innovative products. In this paper, we will present OFTI's design advances evident in its STC connector. Among the topics to be discussed will be design enhancements making the STC a "user friendly" connector. Optical and mechanical performance are primary concerns when a connector is designed. We carry design one step further by focusing on termination requirements, allowing connector assembly to be as efficient as possible. The STC rear body design allows faster installation while maintaining connector/cable integrity. Optical and environmental performance of different connector ferrule materials will be discussed along with rear body materials. Complete performance test data will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0839, Components for Fiber Optic Applications II, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942552
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Paul J Slaney, OFTI (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0839:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications II
Vincent J. Tekippe, Editor(s)

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