1 June 2003 Compact automated optical-fiber cross-connect module using micro-optical connectors and a fiber-handling robot
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We develop a compact automated fiber cross-connect module with micro-optical connectors that uses a fiber-handling robot to cross-connect any of 100 input optical fibers to any of 100 output fibers. The micro-optical connectors and fiber-handling robot make the module about a quarter of the size of a conventional automated cross-connect module. Experimental results show that the module's average cross-connection time is about 1 min and the initial insertion loss is less than 0.7 dB.
Masato Mizukami, Nobuhide Tanaka, Kunihiko Sasakura, Kazumasa Kaneko, "Compact automated optical-fiber cross-connect module using micro-optical connectors and a fiber-handling robot," Optical Engineering 42(6), (1 June 2003). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1569245
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