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Expanded-Beam Singlemode Connector
Author(s): J. C. Challans; S. J. Ashby; A. Carter
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Paper Abstract

An expanded-beam connector for singlemode fibres has been developed that exhibits coupling losses of 1 dB or less and offers significant advantages over currently available butt ferrule connectors. The connector incorporates a novel lens system that will compensate for relatively large lateral alignment errors of the fibre, thus permitting utilisation of piece-parts with relaxed radial tolerances. The connector can be assembled directly onto laser pigtails or rack splitters without the need for splices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0522, Fibre Optics '85, (22 August 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946214
Show Author Affiliations
J. C. Challans, Plessey Connectors Ltd (England)
S. J. Ashby, Plessey Connectors Ltd (England)
A. Carter, Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0522:
Fibre Optics '85
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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