A novel feedback control method has been developed for an automated splicer using a CO2 laser as the heating element. The feedback method employs a sensor for laser beam power and CMOS cameras as sensors for fiber luminescence which is directly related to glass temperature. The CO2 laser splicer with this type of feedback system provides a consistent platform for the fiber laser and bio-medical industry for fabrication of fused glass components such as tapers, couplers, combiners, mode-field adaptors, and fusion splices. With such a closed loop feedback system, both splice loss and peak-to-peak taper ripple are greatly reduced.
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Interrelation Profile Analysis Method for Alignment of Polarization-Maintaining Fiber
A new method for alignment of polarization-maintaining (PM) fibers has been developed that solves alignment...
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This white paper aims to educate the industry on the different splicer technologies, using technical and data differentiators as opposed to marketing verbiage.
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White Paper: Splice Loss Estimation with the Fujikura 41S Fusion Splicer
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Optical Fiber and the Future Electric Utility
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Bluetooth Splicing Cost Study
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Beyond 300°C: Reliable Long-Term Measurement of Temperature for Supercritical Geothermal Systems
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Fiber Cladding Mode Stripper
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DWDM Expansion over CWDM
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