We report quantitative measurements of self-contamination in conventional and modified multi-SMF mechanically transferable (MT) connector ferrules. The modifications enable connector wear, insertion loss (IL), and IL reproducibility that are essentially equivalent to conventional ceramic ferrule connectors.
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G. Nykolak, G. Wilder, L. Eskildsen, N. Patel, T. Strasser, M. Tsuda, H. Kobayashi, and D. Carter, "Elimination of Self-Contamination in High-Density Low-Loss Single-Mode Fiber Array Connectors," J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 24- (2004)