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Mechanical Splice For Permanent Single Mode And Multimode Fiber Optic Installation
Author(s): A. J. Hoffman III
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Paper Abstract

Over the past three years, GTE Fiber Optic Products has been conducting extensive environmental tests on the Elastomeric Splice to verify its performance in the harsh conditions encountered in the field. These tests include thermal cycling from -40C to +70C, fungus resistance per MIL-STD-810C (Method 508.2), heat/material aging based on activation energies, and blind vs. optimized loss. The results of these tests, which are presented herein, sub-stantiate that the GTE Elastomeric Splice is a proven alternative to fusion and other mechanical splicing systems for both permanent installation as well as emergency repair of multimode and singlemode fiber optic installations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0574, Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology II, (15 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950702
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A. J. Hoffman III, GTE Fiber Ootic Products (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0574:
Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology II
David W. Stowe, Editor(s)

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