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Computerised Optical Fibre Characterisation,
NKF KABEL B V WADDINXVEEN (NETHERLANDS)
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In order to handle large amounts of optical fibre in cable manufacturing a computerised characterisation system was developed. With this system a low skilled operator can perform complete fibre characterisations with a cycle time of less than 5 minutes at a low cost level. This paper describes the integral design of the system with a strong emphasis on accuracy, reduction of measurement costs, flexibility and ease of operation in a normal cable manufacturing environment. The system is capable manufacturing environment. The system is capable of measuring attenuation, bandwidth and effective numerical aperture choice of 8 wavelengths, length and backscattering of a 12 fibre cable in two consecutive measurement cycles initial and cut back. Author
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