A novel method to ascertain the gap between fibers in a connector is presented. This information in conjunction with applied load provides a useful tool for investigating positive contact, especially in connectors utilizing MT ferrules.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
J. Kevern, "Measuring Contact Phenomenon in Multi-Fiber Optical Connectors," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA93.
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