Splicing and Connectors


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Splicing and Connectors
1010606Splicing and ConnectorsThis brief chapter contains rules relating to the art of spicing and connecting fibers. Providing a termination to a fiber and properly getting the light into the next fiber may seem trivial, but it is of utmost importance. A fiber cable must be spliced every 10 km or so, simply because trucks can’t hold spools that hold more. (Underwater cables are spliced every few hundred kilometers, as ships can hold larger reels.) Connects are required at every EDFA and switch, and a packet may traverse numerous connectors at each Telecom hotel. The slightest bit of back-reflection or loss can add up over this link to…
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John Lester Miller: Optical Communications Rules of Thumb. Splicing and Connectors, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export