A Surface Reinforced Glass Ferrule for Fiber Optic Connector

Shuichi YUNOKI  Toshinori YOSHINO  Takashi TANABE  Tetsuji UEDA  Takeshi OKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C   No.3   pp.416-420
Publication Date: 1998/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Electromechanical Devices and their Surface Science)
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glass ferrule,  wear-resistant,  coating,  sputtering,  alumina,  

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Summary: 
We developed a glass ferrule fiber optic connector. During development, we also studied wear-resistant coating technology for preventing scratches on the surface of a glass ferrule. The method of coating was sputtering, and the material was alumina. We confirmed that a thin uniform coating could be formed on the ferrule surface to improve the durability of glass ferrule connectors.