The Effects of Contaminants on Fiber Optic Connector Radiation Patterns.
NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The study of how liquid contaminants affect transmission within fiber connectors in installing fiber optic systems has shown that fiber optic connectors which are contaminated by oils and grease generally enhance light transmissions, thus eliminating one of the objections to fiber optic communications. It was found that some of the contaminants that attenuate transmission are opaque and that they can be removed from the connector during normal maintenance. Author
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics