Fusion Mass-Splices for Optical Fibers using High-Frequency Discharge

Masao Tachikura, Norio Kashima

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This report describes a high-frequency discharge mass-heating technique and a fiber aligning mechanism for fusion mass-splicing of silica fibers, and a reinforcement technique for the spliced fibers. Splice loss, operation time, and loss stability of reinforced mass-splices were evaluated by using fiber ribbon units comprising five graded-index fibers with 50-µm core and 125-µm outer diameters. They proved the excellence of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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