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
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 ...