A new method for splicing KVH Industries D-fiber using automatic polarization and fiber core alignment is described for achieving splice loss less than 0.5 dB and Polarization Extinction Ratio greater than 25 dB.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
B. Malinsky, T. Monte, T. Kubo, J. Brunner, and W. Zheng, "Automatic Alignment and Splicing for Elliptical Core D-Fiber," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThA88.
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