Rapid Assembly Technique for Optical Connector

Shuichi YANAGI  Masaru KOBAYASHI  Shigeru HOSONO  Ryo NAGASE  Shinsuke MATSUI  Shigehisa OHKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E89-C   No.8   pp.1227-1232
Publication Date: 2006/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e89-c.8.1227
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Development of Electromechanical Devices (Selected Papers from IS-EMD2005))
Category: Optical Interconnection
SC type fiber-optic connector,  instant adhesive,  optical connector assembly,  built-in parts,  

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We have developed an optical connector assembly method that allows the rapid on-site installation of an optical connector. To simplify this on-site assembly process we fabricated built-in parts that enable us to install the optical connector using pre-assembled optical connector parts. Moreover, we have established an advanced method for applying a solidifying agent that adheres to the inner wall of a ferrule flange. With our assembly method, we can complete on-site optical connector installation, other than the polishing process, in two steps, namely bonding agent application and fiber insertion.