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Submarine optical-fiber cable containing high-strength splices

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3 Author(s)
Miyajima, Y. ; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corp., Ibraki-ken, Japan ; Furukawa, S. ; Kawata, O.

Based on a theoretical study of hydrofluoric-acid etching, a maximum strain of 3.3-percent elongation was achieved at the spliced point of the fiber. A new reinforcement method has also been developed which provides a long-length fiber for cabling. An optical fiber containing these splices was cabled without degradation in optical transmission loss. Furthermore, proof testing for the spliced portions of submarine optical-fiber cable is taken into account in order to assure mechanical reliability in the manufacturing, laying, recovery, and repair of the cable.

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Mar 1983

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