Accession Number : ADP005218

Title :   A New Multimode Optical Fiber Splicing Technique,

Corporate Author : CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS LANNION (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Ruello,Y. ; Malavieille,F. L.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : For the French local cable network, it is necessary to perform a great number of multimode optical fiber splices. We present a low cost splicing technique which has been industrialized to satisfy the requirements of the videocommunication networks. In this splice, fibers are aligned in an elastomeric groove and then, bonded to a glass plate. Training time is very short and field installation is easy. It is a good quality, reliable splice and more than 100.000 splices has been already realized in the field. In this paper we present this splicing technique and the performances of the splice. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *SPLICING TOOLS, NETWORKS, GROOVING, FRANCE

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE