Abstract

A technique is described for rapidly coating fiber splices with UV curable coating materials while maintaining nearly the original coating diameter and concentricity. No significant degradation of splice strength or splice loss is experienced.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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  1. J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 232 (1981).
    [CrossRef]
  2. J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 812 (1981).
    [CrossRef]
  3. A. C. Hart, J. T. Krause, in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1982), paper THAA3.
  4. RC-250 Flash Polymerization System by Xenon Corp., 66 Industrial Way, Wilmington, Mass. 01887.
  5. U. C. Paek, C. M. Shroeder, “Coating of Optical Fibers with Conical Shaped Applicators,” Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, (3 and 4) (1979).
  6. Fiber drawn from Suprasil 2-F rod, Amersil Corp., 650 Jernees Mill Rd., Sayreville, N.J. 08872.

1981 (2)

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 232 (1981).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 812 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

U. C. Paek, C. M. Shroeder, “Coating of Optical Fibers with Conical Shaped Applicators,” Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, (3 and 4) (1979).

Hart, A. C.

A. C. Hart, J. T. Krause, in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1982), paper THAA3.

Krause, J. T.

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 232 (1981).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 812 (1981).
[CrossRef]

A. C. Hart, J. T. Krause, in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1982), paper THAA3.

Kurkjian, Cr. R.

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 232 (1981).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 812 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Paek, U. C.

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 812 (1981).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 232 (1981).
[CrossRef]

U. C. Paek, C. M. Shroeder, “Coating of Optical Fibers with Conical Shaped Applicators,” Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, (3 and 4) (1979).

Shroeder, C. M.

U. C. Paek, C. M. Shroeder, “Coating of Optical Fibers with Conical Shaped Applicators,” Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, (3 and 4) (1979).

Electron. Lett. (2)

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 232 (1981).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Krause, Cr. R. Kurkjian, U. C. Paek, Electron. Lett. 17, 812 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Fiber Integrated Opt. (1)

U. C. Paek, C. M. Shroeder, “Coating of Optical Fibers with Conical Shaped Applicators,” Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, (3 and 4) (1979).

Other (3)

Fiber drawn from Suprasil 2-F rod, Amersil Corp., 650 Jernees Mill Rd., Sayreville, N.J. 08872.

A. C. Hart, J. T. Krause, in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1982), paper THAA3.

RC-250 Flash Polymerization System by Xenon Corp., 66 Industrial Way, Wilmington, Mass. 01887.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Splice coating device shown with mold open and fiber tensioned in lower half.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Splice coating device shown with mold closed and hand-held UV source above.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectral output of the UV source compared to the transmittance of the mold and the absorbance of two UV curable resins.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Probability of failure vs tensile strength for coated (squares) and uncoated (solid line) splices.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Yield of acceptable coatings on 31 consecutive splices.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Cumulative probability distribution of loss at 1.3 μm for 8 consecutively coated single-mode splices before (solid line) and after (circles) storage for 8 weeks at room temperature.

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