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Subscriber optical fiber cable transfer splicing system using mechanically transferable connectors

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4 Author(s)
Watanabe, I. ; NTT Telecommun. Field Syst. R&D Center, Ibaraki, Japan ; Saito, H. ; Kobayashi, H. ; Takashima, S.

An optical fiber cable transfer splicing system is developed for use in removing or changing optical fiber cables. The system enables rapid transfer from existing optical fiber cables to newly installed ones. The transfer is carried out synchronously using two mechanically transferable connectors which terminate the optical fiber cables at two different points, such as manholes. Before the transfer splicing, the system identifies a fiber ribbon in order to avoid mistransfer. A transfer time of less than 30 ms was achieved. The fiber ribbon was identified with a loss, from an identification light source to an identification point, of 35.5 dB. With this system, cable transfer can be faultlessly carried out with only a slight interruption to working transmission systems and circuit quality degradation is suppressed

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 6 )