Design and Performance of Mass Fusion Splice for Single-Mode Fiber Ribbon

Mitsuru MIYAUCHI  Michito MATSUMOTO  Tadashi HAIBARA  Noboru KAWASAKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E72   No.8   pp.912-918
Publication Date: 1989/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Cable and Wave Guides
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Summary: 
Mass fusion splice without accurate fiber-core alignment for splicing single-mode fiber ribbon in subscriber optical cable is discussed. Using the surface tension effect in the fusion process positively and suppressing the fiber length variance among fibers in the ribbon, low splice loss of about 0.1 dB was achieved for fibers with small core eccentricity.