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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 30, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 1991
  • pp: 5260–5265

Connection mechanism of physical-contact optical fiber connectors with spherical convex polished ends

Toshihiro Shintaku, Ryo Nagase, and Etsuji Sugita  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 36, pp. 5260-5265 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.30.005260


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Abstract

We present an experimental and analytical investigation of the connection mechanism of physical-contact optical-fiber connectors with spherical convex polished ends and confirm that reducing the curvature radius of the spherical convex ferrule end face is effective for establishing a stable connection with slight axial compressive force on the ferrules.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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Original Manuscript: April 20, 1990
Published: December 20, 1991

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Toshihiro Shintaku, Ryo Nagase, and Etsuji Sugita, "Connection mechanism of physical-contact optical fiber connectors with spherical convex polished ends," Appl. Opt. 30, 5260-5265 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-30-36-5260


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