Abstract

To install and maintain successfully an optical fiber communications system, techniques for splicing individual and groups of optical fibers under field conditions must be developed. In this paper a technique for splicing groups of optical fibers with a one piece multigroove embossed plastic connector is described. Using 132-μm multimode fibers with 94-μm core diameters, the average transmission loss of the splice joints measured was 0.12 dB with a standard deviation of 0.11 dB and a range of loss values from 0.0 dB to 0.53 dB.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

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