Ch8Sec4 - THE FIBER FORUM Fiber Optic Communications...

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Dr. Joseph C. Palais 8.4 1 THE FIBER FORUM Fiber Optic Communications PRESENTED BY Dr. JOSEPH C. PALAIS
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Dr. Joseph C. Palais 8.4 2 Section 8.4 Connectors
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Dr. Joseph C. Palais 8.4 3 Connectors are rematable connections. They are designed for connecting, taking apart, and reconnecting over and over again. Some connectors may be mated hundreds of times during their lifetimes.
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Dr. Joseph C. Palais 8.4 4 8.4.1 Connector Requirements 1. Low loss (0.5 - 0.2 dB typical) 2. Repeatability and predictability 3. Long life 4. High strength 5. Compatibility with the environment 6. Ease of assembly 7. Ease of use 8. Economy
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Dr. Joseph C. Palais 8.4 5 Ferrule Fiber Alignment Sleeve 8.4.2 Conventional Connectors Straight Sleeve Connector Spring loading and keying improve connector performance.
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Dr. Joseph C. Palais 8.4 6 Connector Styles 1. SMA Connector-Screw cap 2. Biconical 3. ST Connector-Twist on 4. FC/D4 5. SC Connector-Push pull 6. EC
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Dr. Joseph C. Palais 8.4 7 8.4.3 Small-Form-Factor Connectors In some applications, it is necessary that a large
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2010 for the course EEE EEE-546 taught by Professor Palais during the Spring '10 term at ASU.

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Ch8Sec4 - THE FIBER FORUM Fiber Optic Communications...

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