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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition by Bill Woodward, Andrew Oliviero

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Chapter 25. Splicing

In this chapter, we will discuss fiber-optic splices and examine the factors that affect splice performance. We will also describe different tools and methods used to splice optical fibers as well as standards used to gauge splice performance.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Determine if the splice loss is from an intrinsic factor

  • Determine if the splice loss is from an extrinsic factor

  • Calculate the potential splice loss from a core diameter mismatch

Why Splice?

Up to this point, we have not addressed how to connect or mate two optical fibers together. Nor have we discussed why we would want to do this. This chapter discusses splicing. Splicing is one way to join two optical fibers together so the light energy from one optical ...

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