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1 February 1992 Underwater matable connector with single-mode fibers
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The developed underwater mateable fibreoptic connector prevents contamination of the optical coupling endfaces, withstands the hydrostatic pressure and provide optical alignment with a repeatability of 0,1 micron. Optical interfaces and high precision parts are protected by silicone grease, both in a mated and demated position. The measured transmission loss using single mode fibre is below 0,5 dB after ten matings in a mixture of water and 1% drilling mud. Hydrostatic pressure of 200 bars did not have any influence on connector performance.
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Arne Berg "Underwater matable connector with single-mode fibers", Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992);


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