Fiber Optic Cable Furcation Unit
Patent, Filed 30 Sep 97, patented 11 May 99
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A low cost rugged sealed fiber optic cable furcation unit is provided. The furcation unit has an outer heat shrink tube which encloses a protective tube. Within the protective tube a spacerfiber guide is located along with a sealant material. When installed and sealed, the seated furcation unit includes fiber ends and cables. The furcation unit allows loose tube fiber optic cables or tube ducts within Air Blown Fiber ABF cables to be furcated into multiple single fiber cables. The furcation unit is compatible with both 250 micrometer and 500 micrometer coated optical fibers. The furcation unit is also compatible with common single fiber optical connectors and splices.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics