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A new type of demountable plastic-molded single-mode multifiber connector

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3 Author(s)
Satake, T. ; NTT Corp. Labs., Ibraki-ken, Japan ; Nagasawa, S. ; Arioka, R.

A demountable optical connector for a single-mode fiber-ribbon has been developed that uses a multi-V-groove molding method. The connector is easily installed for both a single-mode fiber-ribbon and individual monocoated fibers. The connecting loss due to errors in ferrule fabrication has been analyzed in detail. The fabricated five-fiber connector exhibited an average connecting loss of 0.5 dB and loss changes of approximately ±0.1 dB for repeated reconnections.

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 8 )