A newly developed low-loss demountable multifiber connector for ribbon-to-single optical fiber fan-out is described. The connector plugs contain special gathering parts that make a high-density arrangement for monocoated optical fibers. Using a multi-V-grooved mold, the optical fibers are accurately positioned and then a plastic formulation process is adopted to form the plug. Plugs are precisely aligned by using two pins. An average connecting loss of 0. 07 dB has been achieved in the stationary mode distribution with index matching. The change in connecting loss did not exceed plus or minus 0. 03 dB when the connector was subjected to heat cycles in the temperature range from minus 30 to plus 60 degree C.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Lightwave Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1985 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics