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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1984
  • pp: 492–498

Fusion mass-splicing for optical fibers using electric discharges between two pairs of electrodes

Masao Tachikura  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 492-498 (1984)

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A low loss fusion splicing method for ribbon units has been developed and evaluated. Five fibers are heated simultaneously by 50-Hz ac electric discharges. The heating conditions and fiber aligning techniques are discussed in this paper. By using two pairs of electrodes, a stable and uniform heating condition was attained. In the splicing experiment, an average splice loss of 0.11 dB was obtained for 50-μm core diam graded-index silica fibers.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 6, 1983
Published: February 1, 1984

Masao Tachikura, "Fusion mass-splicing for optical fibers using electric discharges between two pairs of electrodes," Appl. Opt. 23, 492-498 (1984)

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