25 February 2010 Novel shape memory alloy optical fibre connection method
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Proceedings Volume 7598, Optical Components and Materials VII; 75980I (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841011
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2010, San Francisco, California, United States
In this paper, the capacity and quality of a shape memory alloy device is demonstrated for installation and connection of 125-μm to 1000-μm optical fibres. The new mechanical splice has the particularity of using a very simple tool for aligning and holding the cladding of fibres itself without the need of glue. Optimend main characteristics are its small dimensions (few millimetres), reusability, glueless, ruggedness, low temperature variation, heat dissipation and ease of use. These properties are very suitable for many optical fibre applications where both quick and reliable connections are desirable.
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G. Trouillard, G. Trouillard, P. Zivojinovic, P. Zivojinovic, R. Cerutti, R. Cerutti, X. Pruneau Godmaire, X. Pruneau Godmaire, E. Weynant, E. Weynant, } "Novel shape memory alloy optical fibre connection method", Proc. SPIE 7598, Optical Components and Materials VII, 75980I (25 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841011; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841011

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