Accession Number:

ADP005217

Title:

Mass Fusion Splicing Machine for Ribbon-Type Optical Fibers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES LTD YOKOHAMA (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A mass fusion splicer was designed and manufactured. Using this splicer, mass fusion splicing of optical fiber ribbons was investigated. 10-fiber ribbon tapes were cut and spliced at an average loss of 0.08 dB for GI and 0.24 dB for SM. They were reinforced by heat-shrinkable tubes with EVA adhesive improved for ribbon tape. An average tensile strength until break was about 3.2 kg soon after splice and about 8.3 kg after reinforcement.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE