Accession Number : ADP005217

Title :   Mass Fusion Splicing Machine for Ribbon-Type Optical Fibers,

Corporate Author : SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES LTD YOKOHAMA (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Osaka,K. ; Yanagi,T. ; Asano,Y.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *SPLICING TOOLS, FUSION(MELTING), JAPAN

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE