Loss Analysis of a Single-Mode 5-Fiber Plastic Connector

Toshiaki SATAKE  Shinji NAGASAWA  Ryosuke ARIOKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E69   No.3   pp.180-182
Publication Date: 1986/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optical Communication

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A demountable optical connector for a single-mode fiber-ribbon has been developed, using a multi-V-groove molding method. The connecting loss due to the errors in ferrule fabrication has been analyzed in detail. The fabricated 5-fiber connector exhibited an average connecting loss of 0.5 dB.