Discharge Fusion Splicing of Fluoride Optical Fibers

Masao TACHIKURA  Toshiaki SATAKE  Yasutake OHISHI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E71   No.8   pp.736-737
Publication Date: 1988/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Cable and Wave Guides
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Summary: 
A discharge fusion splicing technique for fluoride optical fibers has been investigated. Discharge heating conditions were experimentally examined by making a fiber offset from the electrode axis. An average splice loss of 0.14 dB was achieved for 50µm-core fibers.