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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 2654–2659

Arc-fusion splicing of single-mode fibers. 3: A highly efficient splicing technique

Yasuyuki Kato, Tadatoshi Tanifuji, Norio Kashima, and Ryosuke Arioka  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 2654-2659 (1984)

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A highly efficient splicing technique for single-mode fibers is investigated. Several techniques are presented for realizing both a highly precise splice loss estimation and excellent working efficiency. The techniques markedly simplify the splice procedure and improve working efficiency. A monitoring length of 60 km, a splice loss measurement accuracy of ±0.01 dB, a fusion splice time of 2.5 min, and an average splice loss of 0.04 dB are satisfactorily achieved in laboratory experiments.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 6, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984

Yasuyuki Kato, Tadatoshi Tanifuji, Norio Kashima, and Ryosuke Arioka, "Arc-fusion splicing of single-mode fibers. 3: A highly efficient splicing technique," Appl. Opt. 23, 2654-2659 (1984)

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