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The Performance Of The AT&T Single-Mode ST® Connector And Its Latest Enhanced Features
Author(s): George M. Alamed; A. Wallace Carlisle
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Paper Abstract

The AT&T single-mode ST® connector is a low-loss, low-reflection connector, making it suitable for high-speed, wideband digital transmission. This new connector offers enhanced hardware for easier use and more stable connections. In addition, a new backplane-compatible version is introduced for circuit board applications. The insertion loss of AT&T's single-mode ST connector averages 0.34 dB with a standard deviation of 0.28. The reflection of an AT&T ST connection (product against product) is -42.8 dB average with a worst case of -34.1 dB. The environmental performance of the connector is characterized by very low variations in loss and reflection. The AT&T single-mode ST connector and its backplane version were subjected to a battery of tests whose results are discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0988, Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959758
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George M. Alamed, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
A. Wallace Carlisle, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0988:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications
Paul M. Kopera; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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