High Speed Multifiber Connector Assembly Method

Kazuo HOGARI  Hideshi NAGAKURA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B   No.5   pp.673-675
Publication Date: 1994/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
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Keyword: 
optical fiber,  connector,  UV-curable adhesive,  connection loss,  

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Summary: 
This letter proposes a high speed multifiber connector assembly method, which uses UV-curable adhesive and which does not require a polishing process, thus reducing the connector assembly time. It is confirmed that the assembly time can be reduced to less than half the time required with the conventional assembly method. The multifiber connectors assembled using this method have a low connection loss and stable mechanical characteristics.