Fusion splicing

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Video of optical fiber fusion splicing
Fiber spliced, still unprotected
INNO View 7 splicer on a tripod and work table

Fusion splicing is the act of joining two optical fibers end-to-end.The goal is to fuse the two fibers together in such a way that light passing through the fibers is not scattered or reflected back by the splice, and so that the splice and the region surrounding it are almost as strong as the intact fiber. The source of heat[clarification needed] is usually an electric arc, but can also be a laser, or a gas flame, or a tungsten filament through which current is passed.

Governing standards[edit]

ANSI/EIA/TIA-455

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Methods of Removing Matrix from Fiber Optic Cable" Patent 7,125,494

Further reading[edit]

  • "How to Precision Clean All Fiber Optic Connections": Edward J. Forrest, Jr. ISBN 1505549728, 9781505549720