5 February 1990 High-Performance, Low-Reflectance Low-Loss Mechanical Splices
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All experience substantiates that Rotary mechanical splices are completely usable in both digital and analog optical systems. This means that the unique and desirable features of lowest loss, re-enterability and rearrangeability are possible everywhere. Insertion loss and return loss data are presented for four different AM-analog CATV installations that use Rotary splices. In the first of these, Rotary splices, that are polished with 10°-angled ends, are directly compared to fusion. OTDR traces are shown to be the same for both splice types. Furthermore, differences between the two splices for system carrier-to-noise and intermodulation values are indistinguishable.
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J. A. Aberson, G. F. DeVeau, K. M. Yasinski, "High-Performance, Low-Reflectance Low-Loss Mechanical Splices", Proc. SPIE 1176, Components for Fiber Optic Applications IV, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963302; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963302


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