A low-loss fusion-splicing method for fiber ribbon units has been developed and evaluated. Using electric discharge, five fibers are heated simultaneously at the same temperature. This paper reports on the heating technique, a fiber mass-cutting technique, a fiber aligning technique, and a reinforcement technique for the spliced fibers.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Reports of the Electrical Communication Laboratory|
|Publication status||Published - 1985 Nov 1|
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