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Factory Splicing of Optical Waveguide Fiber,
CORNING GLASS WORKS NY
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The increasing need for longer and longer link lengths, and reclamation of shorter lengths, reinforce the continued need for permanent low loss joints between optical fibers. In support of this need, the authors have directed efforts toward the optimization of fusion splicing in a factory environment. The goal of the present work was to develop a process for the splicing of optical fibers utilizing standard arc fusion techniques. The resultant spliced fibers are to be indistinguishable from unspliced fiber with respect to fiber and coating geometries. In addition, the same stringent mechanical and environmental performance requirements must be met. Tests on a large number of factory splices will be discussed and performance results given. Author
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