18 November 1993 Mechanical reliability of fiber optic splices
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Proceedings Volume 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163788
Event: Video Communications and Fiber Optic Networks, 1993, Berlin, Germany
Today's feeder applications and future distribution applications call for shorter-length, higher fiber count cables, more splices per kilometer, and increased connectorization. Whapham estimates that five to eight splices per subscriber will be required for a branched distribution and loop network. In addition, splices and connectors in the loop will experience harsher environments than the controlled environment of a telephone central office or typical remote site. In the distribution portion, between the remote site and the optical network unit (ONU), the splices can be subjected to a wide range of temperature and humidity extremes, as can the ONU itself. The increased handling and the harsher environments in the local loop place significant new demands on the performance of optical splices.
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Leslie A. Reith, Hakan H. Yuce, and Philip B. Grimado "Mechanical reliability of fiber optic splices", Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163788; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163788

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