21 Apr 2013
April 21, 2013

Replacement of Fusion Splicer Electrodes

Electrode cleaning is part of the essential maintenence of your fusion splicer. Electrodes need cleaning due to the buildup of silica oxide. Cleaning splicer electrodes can be done through the menu on the splicer. As the electrodes wear from use, eventually cleaning the electrodes will not restore the performance of the splicer, and they will.. read more →

21 Apr 2013
April 21, 2013

A Fusion Splicer Primer

Arc fusion splicing is commonly used to permanently join optical fibers. An arc fusion splicer is expensive, however the cost per fusion splice is usually low, and technical splice performance is excellent. Basic elements A fiber cleaver is a separate tool required to cleave fibers with a precise flat end face. Get a good one,.. read more →

07 Apr 2013
April 7, 2013

ORL Measurements in field applications

Today’s high-speed systems are comprised of many highly sensitive components, and great care must be taken to ensure that proper operating conditions are created and maintained. Failure to control optical return loss (ORL) in systems will cause high bit error rates resulting from multipath interference, degraded optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) and transmitter instability. This application.. read more →

Use the Fiber Ring as a launch cable. Connect the Fiber Ring between your OTDR and the fiber link under test. This will allow you to measure the loss of the near-end connection. Use the Fiber Ring as a receive cable. Connect the Fiber Ring to the far-end connector of your fiber link under test… read more →

01 Apr 2013
April 1, 2013

Simplex vs Duplex fiber

Simplex fiber is a single fiber available in single mode, multimode, or polarization maintaining. Duplex fibers consist of two fibers, either single mode or multimode, and are used in applications where data needs to be transferred bi-directionally. One fiber transmits data one direction; the other fiber transmits data in the opposite direction. There are two.. read more →