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30 August 1983 New Generation Of Semi-Automatic Glass Fiber Fusion Splicers For Use In The Field
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Proceedings Volume 0374, Fibre Optics '83; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934556
Event: Sira/Fibre Optics '83, 1983, London, United Kingdom
Abstract
The optical waveguide is becoming increasingly important. Its capability can only be put to widespread practical use, when a simple and reliable method for joining fibers is also available. Siemens has developed a completely new fusion splicer for multimode silica glass optical waveguides in single fiber buffer and minibundle buffer design. (See Figure 8.) The following objectives were pursued: . minimum splice loss . suitability for field use . a self-contained unit in a portable case . semi-automatic . easy maintenance service . independence from AC mains voltage and instant readiness for operation The units constructed according to these specifications are mass-produced. Under laboratory conditions and in the field, they have performed reliably. Using fibers of the same type, splice losses averaging 0.1 dB were achieved.
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Rudolf Sammueller "New Generation Of Semi-Automatic Glass Fiber Fusion Splicers For Use In The Field", Proc. SPIE 0374, Fibre Optics '83, (30 August 1983); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934556
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