Accession Number : ADP000558

Title :   Optical and Mechanical Characteristics of Microflame Fusion Splicing of Optical Fiber,

Corporate Author : CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE STANDARD ELECTRICA S A MADRID (SPAIN)

Personal Author(s) : Rondan,Baldomero Fernandez ; Morales,Antonio Aguilar

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A microflame fusion splicing technique has been statistically studied in order to evaluate the contribution on the splicing loss of fiber ends flatness, initial misalignment, final aspect of the splice, core/cladding deformations, impurities, air bubbles in the splices, fusion time and glass temperature. The mechanical resistance characteristics have been studied and compared with non spliced fibers, both with just fusion splices and with fusion followed by an annealing process. A splicing machine by a butane-oxigen miniature torch and an observing microscope was developed and used in the experiments. The tests were made in five groups of splices using multimode 50/125 micron diameters, 0.22 N.A. graded index fibers, on a cutting and splice basis, to evaluate the contribution of all aspects of the splicing process in the transmission loss. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Electric cables, *Electric wire, *Symposia, *Mechanical properties, Fusion welding, Flames, Microstructure, International

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE