In brief - Off the splice

21 May 2012

Optical fibre

Stripping-free mechanical splicer
Electron. Lett. -- 24 May 2012 -- Volume 48, Issue 11, p.641–642

Y. Abe (1), H. Hirota (1), S. Asakawa (1) and J. Kobayashi (1)
(1) NTT Corporation, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Atsugi-shi, Japan

Proposed is a novel mechanical splicer using a stripping-free fibre connection, which achieves a low connection loss and simple assembly. A singlemode fibre connection with an average loss of 0.2 dB is demonstrated.

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