18 November 1993 Novel low-cost approach to test large port-count fiber optic components
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Proceedings Volume 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163789
Event: Video Communications and Fiber Optic Networks, 1993, Berlin, Germany
Abstract
Conventional test methods use optical switches for testing large port count devices such as couplers and splitters. This method is both capital and labor intensive and the cost of such a system runs between $250 to $300 per test channel. This paper describes a very reliable and low-cost approach for testing a large number of fibers using a mechanical indexer. The method not only reduces the setup time considerably but also offers significant savings in capital equipment. Using this concept, a test system capable of testing 600 channel has been built at a cost of less than $50 per test channel.
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Arun K. Agarwal, Arun K. Agarwal, } "Novel low-cost approach to test large port-count fiber optic components", Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163789; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163789
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