22 August 1985 Precision Cleaving And Fusion Welding Of Single Mode Fibres
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Proceedings Volume 0522, Fibre Optics '85; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946216
Event: Sira/Fibre Optics '85, 1985, London, United Kingdom
The fusion welding of single-mode fibre in the field requires readily portable equipment, and preferably single-man operation, implying that joint monitoring equipment should be contained in the welding machine. The essential preliminary to low-loss splicing is fibre cleaving to within 0.5 degrees of squareness. A hand-held cleaver that achieves this was designed. A fusion-welding machine which includes monitoring of core transmission by local light injection and detection was developed. The machine is microprocessor-controlled, so that fibre alignment and the welding process are automatic. The mean splice loss is 0.054dB. Field experience is also reported.
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Patrick V. Andrews, Patrick V. Andrews, David Owens, David Owens, } "Precision Cleaving And Fusion Welding Of Single Mode Fibres", Proc. SPIE 0522, Fibre Optics '85, (22 August 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946216; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946216

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