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Novel Optical Fiber Cable with Small Cable Diameter Employing Rollable 20-Fiber Ribbons
Kazuo HOGARI Yusuke YAMADA Kunihiro TOGE
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2010/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optical Fiber for Communications
optical fiber, optical fiber cables, optical fiber losses, optical access network,
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This letter proposes novel optical fiber cables with extremely small cable diameter that employs rollable 20-fiber ribbons, which will improve fiber ribbon and cable productivity compared with optical fiber cable employing rollable 4-fiber ribbons. We fabricated the cables and investigated its feasibility in terms of high-count compactness, cable productivity, fiber strain induced by cable bending, optical loss characteristics and capacity for mass splicing. As a result, we confirmed the excellence of these cables and their fiber splicing workability.