Arc-fusion splicing of single-mode fibers. 3: A highly efficient splicing technique

Yasuyuki Kato, Tadatoshi Tanifuji, Norio Kashima, Ryosuke Arioka

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A highly efficient splicing technique for single-mode fibers is investigated. Several techniques are presented for realizing both a highly precise splice loss estimation and excellent working efficiency. The techniques markedly simplify the splice procedure and improve working efficiency. A monitoring length of 60 km, a splice loss measurement accuracy of ±0.01 dB, a fusion splice time of 2.5 min, and an average splice loss of 0.04 dB are satisfactorily achieved in laboratory experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2654-2659
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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